As i have said before, the only thing consistent about the Left, is their inconsistency
Hamas killed hundreds of children in the construction of its extensive tunnel network, built partly to carry out attacks on children across the Gaza border in Israel. That report–confirmed by Hamas itself–emerged in 2012, not from the Israeli government, but the sympathetic Journal of Palestine Studies, in an article that otherwise celebrated the secret tunnel system as a symbol of Palestinian resistance to the Israeli “siege” of the Gaza Strip.
The article, “Gaza’s Tunnel Phenomenon: The Unintended Dynamics of Israel’s Siege,” was published in the Summer 2012 edition of the Journal by Nicholas Pelham, who writes for the Economist and the New York Review of Books, according to his bio. It is receiving new attention thanks to Myer Freimann of Tablet, an online journal of Jewish affairs, whose post about Hamas’s use of child labor has gone viral in social media.
Pelham wrote that despite the economic success of the tunnels underneath the Egyptian border, which enriched Hamas through a thriving black market as well as arming it with new weapons, there were a few drawbacks. One of these was a “cavalier approach to child labor and tunnel fatalities,” he noted. “During a police patrol that the author was permitted to accompany in December 2011, nothing was done to impede the use of children in the tunnels, where, much as in Victorian coal mines, they are prized for their nimble bodies. At least 160 children have been killed in the tunnels, according to Hamas officials” (emphasis added).
The latest from Joe Dan Gorman
The Statist being Mayor Bloomberg. Who speaks up for Israel’s right to defend itself, while trying to deny American citizens that same right. Bob Owens is perplexed by the hypocrisy
So narcissistic billionaire Michael Bloomberg flew halfway around the world to do a photo-op and state the obvious truth that Israel has a “right to defend itself,” even as he’s spending $50 million dollars and bankrolling both Moms Demand Action and Everytown for Gun Safety as part of an ongoing attempt to strip that same right away from American citizens.
This comes down to one thing. Bloomberg is a Collectivist, or Statist if you prefer. He believes Israel can defend itself because Israel is a State. Individuals however, hold no such right in Bloomberg’s mind. Once again, the difference between Left and Right is simple. It is Collectivism, vs Individualism.
Doing the Happy Dance over this
For this guy, the science is settled. He is as crazy as a pet racoon
(HuffPo) “We’re creating irreversibility in areas of global depletion. If we’re going to make it as a civilization or species, we have to change,” says Dr. Richard Oppenlander. “To move the world in the direction that’s truly more sustainable, the most efficient way possible means adopting fully organic, plant-based agricultural systems.”
Oppenlander (pronounced OPENlander, as in open your eyes) admits, “I take a hard line,” but he has reason. His exhaustively researched books “Food Choice and Sustainability” and “Comfortably Unaware” document seven areas of global depletion. “My goal was to create a platform, a timeline,” he says. And time is running out. “Tipping points have already been reached. We have 50 to 60 years of top soil use, and with climate change, we have a 50 to 75 year range before things become unbearable.”
Deforestation, climate change, fresh water shortage and other environmental arenas on the brink of global depletion share a common cause — “our food choice, specifically animal agriculture. Even if we moved to a fully plant-based diet today, 30 percent of the oceans are more acidic than they’ve been in historical times. These figures were not created by me. They came from very respected organizations, scientific organizations. I’m just the messenger.” (big snip)
Oppenlander still believes it’s up to national if not global policymakers to pave the way for real change. “They can’t just put this on the back burner.”
You can’t either. Meatless Monday helps, but Oppenlander doesn’t want people crapping out on the planet the other six days of the week. We don’t have that kind of time. “It’s hard to change our food preferences,” Oppenlander concedes. “But we have to start looking beyond self. We’re not the only thing that lives on earth.”
Step 1, over tax, and over regulate businesses based in your state
Step 2 Pass stupid laws tat hurt the businesses in your state
Step 3 Scratch your ass and ask why when those businesses leave your state
Way to go Maryland. Your Socialist ways are helping job growth, in Tennessee
Beretta issued a stunning press release a short time ago confirming the centuries-old truth that “Berettas don’t bluff.”
It seems that Martin O’Malley and his fellow anti-gun Democrats have successfully created hundreds of new jobs… in Tennessee.
Beretta USA Announces Decision to Move Its Entire Maryland Manufacturing Capabilities to Tennessee
Beretta U.S.A. Corp., located in Accokeek, Maryland, announced today that it has decided to move its manufacturing capabilities from its existing location to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The Gallatin facility is scheduled to be opened in mid-2015. Beretta U.S.A. had previously planned to use the new Gallatin, Tennessee facility for new machinery and production of new products only.
“During the legislative session in Maryland that resulted in passage of the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, the version of the statute that passed the Maryland Senate would have prohibited Beretta U.S.A. from being able to manufacture, store or even import into the State products that we sell to customers throughout the United States and around the world. While we were able in the Maryland House of Delegates to reverse some of those obstructive provisions, the possibility that such restrictions might be reinstated in the future leaves us very worried about the wisdom of maintaining a firearm manufacturing factory in the State,” stated Jeff Cooper, General Manager for Beretta U.S.A. Corp.
“While we had originally planned to use the Tennessee facility for new equipment and for production of new product lines only, we have decided that it is more prudent from the point of view of our future welfare to move the Maryland production lines in their entirety to the new Tennessee facility,” Cooper added.
The transition of production from Beretta U.S.A.’s Maryland facility to the Tennessee facility will not occur until 2015 and will be managed so as not to disrupt deliveries to Beretta customers. Beretta U.S.A.’s production of the U.S. Armed Forces M9 9mm pistol will continue at the Accokeek, Maryland facility until all current orders from the U.S. Armed Forces have been filled.
“We have not yet begun groundbreaking on the Tennessee facility and we do not anticipate that that building will be completed until the middle part of 2015,” continued Cooper. “That timing, combined with our need to plan an orderly transition of production from one facility to the other so that our delivery obligations to customers are not disrupted, means that no Beretta U.S.A. Maryland employee will be impacted by this news for many months. More importantly, we will use this time to meet with every Beretta U.S.A. employee whose Maryland job might be affected by the move to discuss with them their interest in taking a position at our new facility in Tennessee or, if they are not willing to do so, to lay out a long-term strategy for remaining with the Company while our production in Maryland continues.”
Beretta U.S.A. anticipates that the Gallatin, Tennessee facility will involve $45 million of investment in building and equipment and the employment of around 300 employees during the next five years.
Beretta U.S.A. has no plans to relocate its office, administrative and executive support functions from its Accokeek, Maryland facility.
Dear Governor O’Malley-This is what happens when you treat legitimate businesses like criminals
OK kids, what will she blame? Here are your choices
B- George W. Bush
C-The lack of Communism in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras?
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I say this. Come on people! There are no golf courses down there
I have a firm belief that some people richly deserve to be punched in the face for their behavior. Such a case might be made for this douche bag that Stacy McCain writes about
We are now in Day Six of the Hobby Lobby hysteria, and the Democrat Party propaganda claim that this Supreme Court decision is a theocratic right-wing assault on women’s rights is so firmly embedded in liberals’ minds that responding to them with facts and logic is a waste of time. Deliberate provocation is more fun, and the liberal reaction to Holly Fisher’s provocation was memorable. A young Floridian named Patrick Ryan Kasprik sent Fisher these Twitter messages:
As might be imagined, Kasprik’s rhetoric inspired a lot of blowback, to which Kasprik responded: “Like most satire, the people on the receiving end really don’t get it.” This is the familiar Liberal Satire Defense:“Hahaha! Stupid wingnuts are too ignorant to comprehend the enlightened nuance of my progressive humor.”
Except (a) we understand it perfectly and (b) it’s not funny.
Now, Patrick can hide behind the “satire” barricade all he likes, he has, BTW deleted his Twitter account because, like most Leftists he cannot take the heat. See, Patrick, Stacy McCain is correct, we get your “satire”, and it is not funny, it is not even mildly amusing frankly. What you posted was vile, cowardly, and shows your level of moral retardation Patrick. Take my opening paragraph for example Patrick. I suggested people like you deserve to get punched in the face. Did that offend you Patrick? Well, silly boy, you just missed my “satire” didn’t you? See, Patrick, you are a delusional little man who typifies Leftist thinking. You believe you are morally justified in wishing a woman was raped, or stoned to death because she dares holds a differing view than you do on abortion. So, you launch into nasty attacks on not only that person but people of faith as well. You might, Patrick, stop and think about the irony of that, but I doubt it, like most Leftists, you are so consumed with rage, and spite that you are incapable of coherent thought. People like you Patrick, are the lowest common denominator aren’t you? You hear something you disagree with and you launch into emotional overdrive. There is no room in your world for critical think Patrick. In fact, you are far more like the Taliban than the young lady you verbally assaulted.
Stacy McCain links a Johnathan Turley piece on Obama’s fascination with “acting when Congress will not”
In our system, there is no license to go it alone. Rather, the Republic’s democratic architecture requires compromise. The process is designed to moderate legislation and create a broader consensus in support of these laws.
Nor is congressional refusal to act on a particular prescription of how to fix the economy or repair immigration laws an excuse. Sometimes the country (and by extension Congress) is divided.
When that happens, less gets done. The Framers understood such times. They lived in such a time.
Of course none of these facts matters to President Obama, or to Democrats as a party. The only principle that guides them is to use any tool to garner as much power as possible. Please go read the rest of Turley’s piece, it will be worth your while
OK, maybe I should not call Martha Radatz a zombie, but, she sounds like one, I kept expecting her to start saying “Braaainnns” as she questioned governor Perry, who did very well by the way
And at Pirtaes Cove, William Teach has his 150th edition of his world famous Sorta Blogelss Sunday Pinup. You should check that out!
Independence Day? Well, with another 1300 of ObamaCare, it feels more like slavery day The Right Scoop has the video