We Jews also have our fanatics (Guest Voice)
Sep15

We Jews also have our fanatics (Guest Voice)

We Jews also have our fanatics By Ira Sharkansky JERUSALEM — Not all the religious fanatics are Muslims. One can think of candidates under the umbrella of Christianity, but here our concern is Jews. Two cases recently in the headlines provoke shame or something else, depending on one’s sense of responsibility or cynicism. One is a bearded, well-coiffured man whose trial on sexual exploitation and slavery ended after four years of...

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Civil Asset Forfeiture System Leads to Abuse
Sep15

Civil Asset Forfeiture System Leads to Abuse

Civil Asset Forfeiture System Leads to Abuse By Nadin Abbott SAN DIEGO, Calif.–East County Magazine was informed by a reader in Santa Ysabel about seizure of $4,500 during a Sheriff’s raid locally. A member of the household was arrested on drug charges, Sheriff’s records indicate. But a relative claims the money belonged to the suspect’s father–savings that the older man intended to use to purchase a car. This highlights a...

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Germany Bans Islamic State After Hundreds Of Residents Enlist
Sep15

Germany Bans Islamic State After Hundreds Of Residents Enlist

Germany on Friday banned the extremist militant group Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS, as the country faces the challenge of stopping hundreds of Germans from joining the group. The move is just one step away from declaring the group a terrorist organization. The ban will come into effect from 10:00 a.m. GMT (6:00 am...

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Cameron: ‘The Murder Of David Haines Is An Act Of Pure Evil’
Sep14

Cameron: ‘The Murder Of David Haines Is An Act Of Pure Evil’

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron condemned Saturday the apparent beheading of British aid worker David Haines by the Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS. The militant group released a video it claimed showed the execution of the 44-year-old father of two. “The murder of David Haines is an act of pure evil. My heart goes...

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The Dumb Debate: Big vs Small
Sep14

The Dumb Debate: Big vs Small

Daryl Cagle, CagleCartoons.com[/caption The Dumb Debate: Big vs Small By Tina Dupuy One of the dumbest points of contention in modern politics is the Big Government vs. Small Government one. It’s a fake debate, only meaningful to the privileged: investors, business executives and their cronies. To everyday Americans it’s a lofty, largely academic concept. Yet we’ve been duped into caring about it. Do the Iraqi people...

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Islamic State video purports to show killing of British aid worker David Haines
Sep13

Islamic State video purports to show killing of British aid worker David Haines

BEIRUT – Video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year. The video emerged hours after the family of Haines issued a public plea on Saturday urging his captors to contact them. Islamic State militants have beheaded… Islamic State video purports to show killing of British aid worker David...

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ISIS, Obama And The Mother Of All Conspiracy Theories
Sep13

ISIS, Obama And The Mother Of All Conspiracy Theories

Thirteen years ago, the U.S. was the victim of an attack that sparked numerous conspiracy theories. Al Qaeda’s assaults on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon led to all manner of weird and wacky theories, suggesting the American government abetted the terrorists who killed thousands of its citizens. In the 13 years since 9/11,...

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Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence
Sep13

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence

Clueless Pundits Cluck About Domestic Violence By Dick Polman If there’s any institution arguably more noxious than the National Football League, it has to be Fox News. Where else can you see clueless blowhards laugh it up about wife-beating? In case you’ve been living under a rock, that’s the video – released Monday by TMZ – where entitled pigskin jock Ray Rice cold-cocks his lady and drags her limp body...

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Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayor’s race: reports
Sep12

Rob Ford drops out of Toronto mayor’s race: reports

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has withdrawn from the mayor’s race. His campaign spokesman Jeff Silverstein filed the paperwork at city hall on Friday, about an hour before the deadline. Mr. Silverstein made no comment as he completed the transaction. He also filed withdrawal papers for Michael Ford, the mayor’s nephew, who had been registered to...

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The Types Of People More Prone To Drug Addiction
Sep12

The Types Of People More Prone To Drug Addiction

Addiction is a complicated affliction, affecting people of all ages, intelligence levels, and backgrounds. It’s hard to tell what causes some people to be more prone to addiction than others; it’s usually a mix of many factors, from family background, genetics, environment, stress, and personality traits. The National Institute on Drug Abuse lists some basic...

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Roger Goodell Is Either Incompetent or a Liar. Either Way, He’s Gotta Go (Guest Voice)
Sep11

Roger Goodell Is Either Incompetent or a Liar. Either Way, He’s Gotta Go (Guest Voice)

It may be time for the National Football League to punt Roger Goodell. On Tuesday afternoon the Associated Press, citing an anonymous source in law enforcement, reported that the notorious videotape that shows former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice delivering a single knockout punch to the face of his future wife, Janay Palmer, was sent… Roger Goodell Is Either Incompetent or a Liar. Either Way, He’s Gotta...

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50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics
Sep11

50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics

50th Anniversary of the TV Ad that Changed Politics By Dick Polman Happy anniversary, Daisy girl! What would our politics be like today if she hadn’t burst upon the scene 50 years ago – a freckled tyke blown up in a nuclear blast, the star of America’s first gut-punch TV ad? Maybe our politics would be cleaner, but who knows. If the “Daisy ad” hadn’t smeared Barry Goldwater as a warmongering madman,...

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Most Americans back military action on Islamic State, dissatisfied with Obama leadership: poll
Sep10

Most Americans back military action on Islamic State, dissatisfied with Obama leadership: poll

An overwhelming 71 percent of Americans support airstrikes against the terrorist Islamic State group and 65 percent want expanded U.S. strikes, according to a new poll released Tuesday. The ABC News/Washington Post poll found growing support for military action, with 90 percent of U.S. voters describing the Islamic State group as a “serious threat.” Support of… Most Americans back military action on Islamic State,...

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Chuck Todd Lifts Long-Suffering ‘Meet The Press’
Sep10

Chuck Todd Lifts Long-Suffering ‘Meet The Press’

“Meet the Press” saw a ratings jump with the debut of moderator Chuck Todd. NBC News Chuck Todd is off to a good start, but he has a long way go to reverse the fortunes of “Meet the Press.” The goateed journalist, who was NBC News’ chief White House correspondent and remains its political director,...

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Infographic: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?
Sep09

Infographic: Which Apple Smartphone Model Had The Most Improvements?

Which Apple Smartphone model had the most improvements? Financesonline.com shows us in this...

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What Will Obama’s Speech On ISIS Address?
Sep09

What Will Obama’s Speech On ISIS Address?

For the past two weeks, President Obama and other senior U.S. administration officials have been putting together an international coalition to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, but have revealed few details about how that coalition will function. Obama said in an interview with MSNBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday that he would...

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Ravens terminate Ray Rice after video surfaces of him knocking out then-fiancee (With TMZ Video)
Sep09

Ravens terminate Ray Rice after video surfaces of him knocking out then-fiancee (With TMZ Video)

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens are standing by Ray Rice no longer. The team announced Monday afternoon that it has terminated the contract of the 27-year-old running back on the same day a new video surfaced showing him striking his then-fiancee. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced that Rice has now been suspended indefinitely. Those decisions...

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What Makes People Join ISIS?
Sep08

What Makes People Join ISIS?

When Andre Poulin, a Canadian who converted to Islam, first appeared on YouTube in Syria last year, he said his family didn’t understand why he had moved to the country to fight with other jihadists against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Allah, he said during his video message, had pulled him to Syria. Poulin was just...

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In Comedy You Must Keep Getting Better (Gene Perret Guest Voice)
Sep08

In Comedy You Must Keep Getting Better (Gene Perret Guest Voice)

In Comedy You Must Keep Getting Better by Gene Perret We all miss Joan Rivers. She was a funny lady. Her material was often brilliant and always delivered with gusto – sometimes savage gusto – but she was passionate about her comedy each time she stepped into the spotlight. This wasn’t by accident. Joan was a dedicated professional comedian who worked hard at her craft. In all of the writing about Joan’s career, I noticed a quote from...

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‘Moderate Islam’: Impotent, irrelevant? (Guest Voice)
Sep07

‘Moderate Islam’: Impotent, irrelevant? (Guest Voice)

CHULA VISTA, California –Cultivating moderate Muslim voices is a mighty challenge—especially given the paucity of moderate Muslims in Western societies. John Kerry recently spoke a dinner honoring Shaarik Zafar’s inclusion into the Department of Homeland Security as a senior adviser. Here are some of the salient points that Kerry made in his speech: • Let me be really clear as a starting point for today’s conversation: The real face...

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