The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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More and more spending is not the answer, as Peter Thiel writes in the Washington Post: Our government used to get things done. The Manhattan Project coordinated the work of more than 130,000 people in over a dozen states. It was difficult, unprecedented — and successful. Less than four years after ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 7:16 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald “Thousands rally in Paris to protest crime targeting Chinese,” Reuters, September 4, 2016: At least 13,000 people [the latest figures range from 15,000 to 50,000] attended a rally in Paris on Sunday to protest against what they say is a crime wave targeting the Chinese community ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 7:12 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 September 2016
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From the Telegraph and the Mirror "Several people" are being held in Paris after police found an unmarked car containing gas cylinders next to Notre Dame cathedral, according to French reports, sparking fears of a fresh terrorist plot. An anti-terror investigation has been launched following the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/07/2016 6:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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The media - whether in Germany or in Australia - has been running stories, of late, about "refugees made good".  But these stories, which are probably supposed to reassure the reader of the assimilability of any and all actual or claimed refugees, and make us feel bad about not welcoming all and sundry, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 8:17 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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This sort of thing, for any non-Muslim Aussie who is aware of the number of murderous Muslim attacks on Infidels in France and Germany that have taken place in the wake of calls by Islamic State to carry out just such attacks, and which attacks have used precisely the methods proposed by Islamicd State, ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 5:20 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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From the Mirror A Muslim called a woman a "slut" and threatened to follow her home and "blow her up" because she was wearing TIGHT JEANS, a court heard. Jobless Krissoni Henderson, 31, told 38-year-old Noor Alneami she was "Satan" and called her a "prostitute" - before ordering her to take off ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 4:18 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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As reported yesterday by Aussie ABC's Dan Oakes and Suzanne Dredge. Another one bites the dust. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-06/australian-convicted-over-melbourne-terror-plot-killed-reports/7818744 'Australian Jihadi convicted over Melbourne terror plot reportedly killed fighting for ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 4:01 PM by Christina McIntosh
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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News just in from the Central Criminal Court Old Bailey. From Court News UK,  Hate preacher Anjem Choudary and his disciple Mizanur Rahman each jailed for 5.5 years for inviting support for Isis Chant of Allah Akbar from the public gallery as Choudary sent down Mr Justice Holroyde labelled ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 7:03 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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by Jesse Sandoval Mexico is the most important geopolitical relationship for the United States. Not Canada. Not Britain. Not the European Union. Not China.   With over $600 billion in trade, Mexico is America’s largest trading partner [edging Canada out slightly in 2016]. There are over 40 ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 5:57 AM by Jesse Sandoval
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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NYTimes: Donald J. Trump’s campaign will release an open letter on Tuesday from about 90 retired generals and military officials endorsing his presidential campaign, urging a “long overdue course correction in our national security posture.” The letter in support of Mr. Trump, signed by 88 retired ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 5:41 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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by Steve Hecht Dr. Walid Phares's account of the meeting between Mr. Trump and President Peña Nieto [NER, September 3] puts a frame around matters that's all too rare in our current landscape of media analysis.   While connoisseurs of the moment have emphasized the differences between the ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 5:22 AM by Steve Hecht
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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by Michael Curtis “If the law supposes that,” said Mr. Bumble in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, “the law is an ass, an idiot.” He could have been referring to U.S. court decisions that have allowed instigators or abettors of Palestinian terrorism to evade punishment for terrorist actions against ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 4:54 AM by Michael Curtis
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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by Matthew M. Hausman. As the 2016 presidential season heats up, Jewish Democrats are elevating partisan politics over concern for Israel and distorting their party’s and Hillary Clinton’s record on the Jewish State. They dismiss Donald Trump as unqualified, and in order to dissuade Jews from voting ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 4:25 AM by Matthew Hausman
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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Five women wearing the Islamic headscarf have been prevented from entering a nursery school in Corsica by other parents, local media report. Staff and pupils at French schools are banned from wearing religious symbols - but parents are not. Monday's incident in Bonifacio took place as children returned ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 3:16 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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The Indian women's magazine Vagabomb isn't impressed with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board . And rightly so.  Earlier in June this year, several women moved court to abolish the Islamic practices of triple talaq, nikah halala, and polygamy. Of course, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 3:02 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 September 2016
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From the Globe and Mail When music class begins this week at Toronto’s Donwood Park elementary school, Mohammad Nouman Dasu will send a family member to collect his three young children. They will go home for an hour rather than sing and play instruments – a mandatory part of the Ontario curriculum ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/06/2016 2:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 September 2016
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From The Telegraph and the Austrian edition of The Local Austrian police say they have identified five Afghan asylum-seekers suspected of being part of a group that sexually harassed women at a weekend festival. A police statement says four are juveniles aged 15 and 16 and the fifth is 21. Monday's ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2016 1:52 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Monday, 05 September 2016
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Judicial Watch reports: Herds of African immigrants are being housed in shelters in the Mexican border town of Tijuana while they await entry into the United States under what appears to be a secret accord between the Obama administration, Mexico and the Central American countries the Africans transited ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2016 7:59 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Monday, 05 September 2016
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by Theodore Dalrymple   While driving in France recently I picked up a young hitch-hiker. I give a lift to young hitch-hikers whenever I can as a symbolic means of thanking all those (most of whom must now, alas, be dead) who gave me a lift all those years ago when I was a young hitch-hiker. Needless ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/05/2016 5:42 AM by Theodore Dalrymple
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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  What follows here are my opinions and my twistings of the facts and I’m sticking to both the opinions and the twistings. If you don’t like them then click here and go away. Let’s get one thing clear before we start: Brexit is never, ever, never, ever, never in a month of Sundays going to happen. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 10:28 PM by Brex I Teer
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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We are going to have a very different situation on the ground in Syria when the next President takes over in January. Military News: ISTANBUL -- Turkish tanks crossed into Syria to the west of a frontier town seized from the Islamic State group last week, in a "new phase" of an operation aimed at ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:56 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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by Hugh Fitzgerald Sometimes life sends along something to cheer us up. It did so for me, when I came across a stemwinder of a speech made in the Czech Parliament a few months ago by one of its members, Klara Samkova. Samkova is a left-of-center — not “far-right,” even if the Western press would ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:49 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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Mordechai Kedar writes in INN: A small, unimportant-looking article appeared in an obscure spot on one of the inner pages of a weekly newspaper this week, reporting the fact that the Czech Republic, having decided that Tel Aviv is the capital of Israel, will be presenting it as such in its history ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 5:30 AM by The Law
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Sunday, 04 September 2016
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Now I'm not averse to even the foulest murderer (as the old hymn goes) repenting his sins and seeking the mercy of Christ upon a sinner. But this isn't the same thing at all. Any younger readers, or those from outside the UK will need to know that, as his nickname suggests, Peter Sutcliff was convicted ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/04/2016 2:48 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Saturday, 03 September 2016
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by Walid Phares In an article published by The Atlantic magazine, journalist Alexia Fernández Campbell alleges that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has invited presidential candidate Donald J. Trump to a meeting this week "because he fears a Trump Presidency." Campbell argued that Nieto ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/03/2016 1:05 PM by Walid Phares
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