The Palestinian Refugees: Facts, Figures, and Significance

The Palestinian Refugees: Facts, Figures, and Significance
The Palestinian refugee issue has been seen for some seventy years as a principal obstacle to a resolution of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. However, the expanding numbers of refugees from the Middle East and Africa today challenge the uniqueness of the Palestinian situation. In fact, the issue of Palestinian refugees is perceived more as the reflection of an ongoing lapse by Arab countries, Israel, and the international community, which have been unable to separate the solution to this problem from the greater political arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians. Despite the ongoing distress of the refugees, the subject is still seen as the Palestinians’ main bargaining chip in peace negotiations with Israel. However, the value of this historical card appears to be ebbing with the growing numbers of refugees worldwide and the absence of a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. After seven decades and many changes in the Middle East, perhaps this complex issue should be disconnected from the greater political settlement.

By INSS -- Israela Oron- Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

Words, Laws, and Attitudes Are To Be Feared More than Guns

Words, Laws, and Attitudes Are To Be Feared More than Guns
There are many ways to commit mass murder, with explosives, fires, chemical weapons, biological weapons, hijackings, trucks, knives, and so on. But far more dangerous than guns and other physical weapons are words, laws, and attitudes.

It has become clear that many if not most mass murderers have given advance notice of their evil intentions, either directly or indirectly, and the guns that have caused the mass shootings generally would never have been cocked and shot had people who had advance warnings not been afraid to notify authorities in advance of their suspicions. People are more afraid of being accused of profiling than they are of being responsible for shootings. People are more afraid of being wrong than of being shot. People are more afraid of hurting the feelings of others than of preventing mass murderers who deprive innocent people of their feelings on a more permanent basis – their lives – as well as the feelings of all who knew them and loved them for the rest of their lives.

By Ron A. Y. Rich - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

U-Haul statistics, of Americans leaving blue states in favor of red states

There is a very enlightening article in the American Thinker regarding the trend, based on U-Haul statistics, of Americans leaving blue states in favor of red states. This may explain the rabid insistence on maximized immigration, legal and illegal. The states that are losing citizens are the same ones that encourage illegals with benefits, sanctuary and the American right to vote. There is a strong argument to be made that these are not actions made out of compassion but actions made out of desperation to retain their blue state status.

By Guest Column -- Andy Bishop- Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

Trump Administration Policy and American Public Opinion: Implications for Israel

Trump Administration Policy and American Public Opinion: Implications for Israel
United States policy underwent significant changes during the past year under President Trump, as the administration’s national security strategy documents indicated that the shift toward the “America first” strategy was not merely about rhetoric. Recent surveys by the Pew Research Center enable evaluating whether these policy changes correspond to trends in public opinion. If so, one would expect the positions among the public to be long term and continue even after the current administration ends. If, however, the changes are not in line with prevailing public opinion, then the next elections could prompt a return to the American agenda that preceded the current administration. This analysis is important to both Washington’s adversaries and its allies, as it enables them to comprehend the significance of the current change. For Israel, the analysis is especially important, in view of the dramatic change in the ties between the countries since President Trump entered the White House.

By INSS -- Avner Golov- Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

ANTIFA Thugs Target ICE

ANTIFA THUGS TARGET ICE
The anarchist thugs of Antifa are branching out into obstructing immigration law enforcement, apparently no longer content with shutting down conservative speakers and beating up those they promiscuously label “fascists.”

A case in point was last Thursday, Feb. 15, when about 70 activists surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) van that was attempting to enter the Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles. The anarchists chanted “no more deportations,” “Trump and Pence must go,” “f—k ICE,” as well as slogans in the Spanish language.


Curtailing Mass Murder

Curtailing Mass Murder
Once again we are faced with another tragic school shooting and once again many people beat their drums for gun control. Yet, is gun control the solution to our nation’s recent epidemic of mass shootings? Asked in this way, the answer is obviously yes, because other than firearms, there is nearly no other object that people use to lethally “shoot” another person. But such a question is equivalent to, “Have you stopped beating your spouse?”

The first step in finding a solution to any problem is defining the problem one is trying to solve. Putting a definition, to the issue at hand, in the form of a question, the actual question should be, “How can we, as a society, curtail mass murder in America, no matter the method used?”

By Matt Shipley - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

NBC rewards Adam Rippon for his fight with Pence by hiring him for remainder of Olympics

NBC rewards Adam Rippon for his fight with Pence by hiring him as correspondent for remainder of Olympics
I guess that statement comes with an important qualifier. You don’t have to be respectful to the vice president of the United States, who has tried his best to be kind and supportive to you only to have you refuse to even talk to the man.

Respectful is a relative term, huh?

But if you hate the same people NBC hates, it will get you a job, and fast:

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

The Leftist shadow state

The Leftist shadow state
The American Left, their subordinate Democrat Party, and their media outlets, the mainstream media, have been wholly functioning in the tradition of Pravda and Communist Party centralized decision-making for several years now.

And the defeat of the Democrats in holding onto the White House by the election of Donald Trump to the White House has now revealed the extent to which the Democrats have gone to try and abolish a multi-party system and replace it with a government wholly run by one Party.

By Rolf Yungclas - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

Smart grids, smart meters,  smart switches will allow utilities to spy on its customers

Smart grids, smart meters,  smart switches will  allow utilities to spy on its customers
The federal government in Canada has moved to pass coal phase-out legislation into law with its Just Transition Task Force in favor of “clean energy.”

“The end of coal power will help usher in a new era for renewable energy,” said David Suzuki Foundation director of science and policy Ian Bruce. “With conventional coal-fired power officially headed for the history books, people across the country can literally breathe easier about the future of energy production.”

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

Maxine what the Hell possessed you to attend a Nation of Islam Convention?

Maxine what the Hell possessed you to attend a Nation of Islam Convention?

By Dag Barkley - Monday, February 19, 2018 - Full Story

The Humanitarian Hoax of “For Your Own Good”

The Humanitarian Hoax of For Your Own Good
The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

Professional politicians have produced a breed of humanitarian hucksters selling policies and products that benefit themselves rather than the American public they are entrusted to serve. Politicians are necessary in our representative government but career politicians are not. Term limits are necessary to protect the public against abuses of power created by career politicians living insulated lives inside Washington where their self-serving deals have become normative.

Historically politicians were citizen legislators who provided short term patriotic service to the country without remuneration. They were citizens from all walks of life bringing a variety of perspectives to Washington in service to their constituents. What happened? LOBBYISTS.

By Linda Goudsmit - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA

Trump promotes Jordan, downgrades PLO and defunds UNRWA
US Secretary of State—Rex Tillerson—was in Jordan this week delivering some very good news for Jordan - but not for the PLO and UNRWA.

Tillerson announced America’s commitment to fund Jordan to the tune of $1.275 billion per annum for the next five years - an increase of $275 million per annum over the previous annual commitment of $1 billion per annum during 2015-2017.

Part of this increased funding seems certain to come from defunding UNRWA—which receives about $355 million per annum from America. $65 million to UNRWA has already been frozen following President Trump’s earlier warning.

By David Singer - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Shooting Stars

Shooting Stars
Whenever some lunatic or liberal (but I repeat myself) goes on a murderous rampage the Left immediately demands we ban guns. Like children nagging their parents for some toy or treat, they scream, kick their feet, and cry with the goal of eventually wearing the parent out and getting their way. And despite the fact that they cannot make a reasonable argument that their demands will do any good, they simply become louder and more desperate, and less wiling to look at actual solutions to the problems of mass shootings. Just like spoiled children they want what they want and refuse to even attempt to think their way through the problem.

Here’s a thought; there are more than [link=Guns In America by the Numbers three hundred million guns in the United States. Liberals want to ban them, or at least to curtail them via “sensible” gun control laws. Well…

By Timothy Birdnow - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

The 51st State: Denial

The 51st State: Denial
Denial is not a river in Egypt. Denial is a psychological condition where the person or persons suffering from it refuse to acknowledge that a problem or reality exists. Alcoholics are really good at this. They don’t have a drinking problem. It’s the rest of the world that has the problem. But over the past 30 or 40 years, Americans of all sorts have entered into what amounts to a state of national denial.

For instance, the majority of Americans are patriotic capitalists, but we have allowed the Ministry of Leftist Propaganda, aka, the “mainstream” media, to convince us that we are a minority. This, in spite of election after election empirically indicating otherwise. And on the flip side of this, in spite of election after election having the candidates who claim to be conservative, patriotic capitalists that we put into office, almost immediately upon taking said office, vote with the communist/fascist cabal to spend, spend, borrow and spend, and take away our God-given freedoms. There’s a reality that exists here, a genuine problem, that we seem unable to admit to ourselves. Denial.

By Michael Oberndorf, RPA - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

What if Trump is proving a ‘not normal’ president is not a problem after all?

What if Trump is proving a 'not normal' president is not a problem after all?

I know it seems like a long time ago, but in the run-up to the 2016 election, the predictions of catastrophe in the event of a Donald Trump win were quite something.

  • He would touch off a nuclear war, we were told, with some intemperate remark on Twitter.
  • He would destroy the vaunted public institutions of America with behavior decidedly un-presidential.
  • He would diminish the office by getting into flame wars with people like Rosie O’Donnell and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • He would empower Nazis, fanatics and haters to run rampant in the streets.
  • He would be an authoritarian strongman who would shred the Constitution and trample on everyone’s rights.
By Herman Cain - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant

Climate alarmism is still bizarre, dogmatic, intolerant
Climate alarmism dominated the Obama era and run-up to Paris. But it’s at least as bizarre, dogmatic and intolerant now that: President Trump pulled the United States out of the all pain/no gain Paris climate pact; the US EPA is reversing anti-fossil fuel programs rooted in doom-and-gloom climatology; America is producing and exporting more oil, gas and coal; developing nations are burning vastly more of these fuels; Poland is openly challenging EU climate diktats; and German, British Australian and other politicians are voicing increasing concerns about job-killing, eco-unfriendly “green” energy.

With trillions of dollars in research money, power, prestige, renewable energy subsidies, wealth redistribution schemes, and dreams of international governance on the line, the $1.5-trillion-per-year Climate Industrial Complex is not taking the situation lightly. Climate fear-mongering is in full swing.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

School Children in Danger Under Obama’s Fundamentally Transformed FBI

School Children in Danger Under Obama's Fundamentally Transformed FBI
The particulars about protecting innocents from mass murder at schools, concerts, marathons etc. are not part of FBI training.

The horrific Valentine’s Day massacre that took the lives of 17 students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, leaving 14 more injured, proves it.

There are some 35,000 employees (not all agents) working for America’s foremost intel agency and 5,800 working for Sheriff Scott Israel who, in Broward County, heads up one of the largest sheriff departments in the nation.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

5 killed in church shooting in Dagestan

(CNN) A shooter opened fire at a church in the Northern Caucasus region of southern Russia on Sunday, killing five people and wounding two others, authorities said, according to state media.

The incident took place at a church in Kizlyar in the restive Russian republic of Dagestan.—More…

By News on the Net -- CNN- Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

Patrick Brown Will Meet his (Kitchener) Waterloo over Carbon Taxes

ONTARIO PC LEADERSHIP CANDIDATES
Who says Ontario politics is boring? Noooo-body! 

Take for example- this wacky Ontario Progressive Conservative leadership race.

Who will be the last man/woman/person/non-binary cisgender zee standing?

By Mitch Wolfe - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story

NBC hires figure skater/Mike Pence critic Adam Rippon as Winter Olympics contributor

NBC has hired figure skater Adam Rippon to serve as a contributor for the remainder of the Winter Olympics.

Rippon, who has made headlines for his criticism of Vice President Mike Pence, will perform TV work and also contribute to the network’s digital and social media platforms, USA Today reported on Sunday.—More…

By Washington Times - Sunday, February 18, 2018 - Full Story