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Israeli Military Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft

Israeli Military Shoots Down Syrian Aircraft


A Syrian fighter jet is seen in flames after it was hit by the Israeli military over the Golan Heights on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images

TEL AVIV—Israel shot down a Syrian fighter jet that entered its airspace over the Golan Heights, the first such strike in nearly 29 years amid heightened fighting between the regime and rebels for control along the sensitive border.

“The Syrian…

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SMIDGEN REPORT: Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

SMIDGEN REPORT: Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

Everyone in Washington has a P.R. machine, or at minimum, an agenda. That’s certainly the case with Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive whose division targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with delays and harassment.

“Lerner is willing to testify only in the news media, where the whole truth is not required and irrelevant information can be shared to make her seem less unsympathetic.”

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Syria Government, Opposition Given Prior Notification of Attacks on Islamic State

Syria Government, Opposition Given Prior Notification of Attacks on Islamic State

U.S. Expands Campaign Into Country That Has Been a Haven for Islamic State Militants

The Syrian government and opposition said Tuesday they were told by the U.S. of its plan to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State targets on Syrian territory, as the Obama administration opened up a new front in an expanding Middle East war.

“This is a joint coalition effort of which the Syrian opposition…

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As many critics have pointed out, terrorism is not an enemy. It is a tactic. Because the United States itself has a long record of supporting terrorists and using terrorist tactics, the slogans of today’s war on terrorism merely makes the United States look hypocritical to the rest of the world.

Director of the National Security Agency under Ronald Reagan, General William Odom (via priceofliberty)

to say the least…

(via laliberty)

Really, what “terror tactics” is he alluding to? Failing to leave a “How do you rate our service’ cards at the end of each food drop after a multi-million dollar humanitarian campaign? The US no longer does defense, or war, the military is a big social service agency, that sends out drones, occasionally drops bombs, then rebuilds the place they just bombed. But we’re immoral, wrong, terror-supporing hypocrites, of course. 

we can guarantee that ‘quote” was heavily edited, leaving out any meaningful context. Talk about hypocrisy. “Blame the U.S. First” is our official slogan. 

(via laliberty)

The National Women’s Soccer League’s Domestic Violence Problem: Hope Solo Arrested, Jailed, in Family Abuse Scandal

The National Women’s Soccer League’s Domestic Violence Problem: Hope Solo Arrested, Jailed, in Family Abuse Scandal

Soccer superstar Hope Solo was arrested early Saturday for allegedly striking her sister and her nephew at a Kirkland home. U.S. Soccer released a statement: “We are aware of the situation. At this point, we don’t have any further comments.”

Jennifer Sullivan reports: Just before 1 a.m., Kirkland police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance in the 10600 block of 124th Ave N.E. The male…

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Sacré Bleu! French Twist

She must battle these forces alone, trying desperately to save her marriage — faced with blackmail, a killer, and unknown terror.

Sacré Bleu! French Twist

She must battle these forces alone, trying desperately to save her marriage — faced with blackmail, a killer, and unknown terror.

Angelo Codevilla: Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State

Angelo Codevilla: Washington’s Ruling Class Is Fooling Itself About The Islamic State

Washington’s foolish approaches to the Islamic State will not destroy them or discourage others from following in their footsteps. Angelo Codevilla’s advice: Get Your Heads Out of  Your Ass The Sand “As in Bush’s war, as is the custom in Washington nowadays, our ruling class’s several sectors decide what actions they feel comfortable undertaking about any given problem, while avoiding reasonable…

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Queens Teacher Accused of Sex with Students Being Treated for Psychiatric Disorder

Queens Teacher Accused of Sex with Students Being Treated for Psychiatric Disorder

Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News

Joy Morsi, 39, who allegedly had sex with two teenage boys who attended Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, missed a court appearance because she was being tested for psychiatric disorder, her attorney said. She is due back in court Oct. 6.

The Queens gym teacher accused of bedding two 16-year-old students is having her head tested, it was revealed…

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China’s War on Terror Goes All-Out Cuckoo Bananas on Conservative Islam in Xinjiang

China’s War on Terror Goes All-Out Cuckoo Bananas on Conservative Islam in Xinjiang

SHACHE COUNTY, China – The month of Ramadan should have been a time of fasting, charity and prayer in China’s Muslim west. But here, in many of the towns and villages of southern Xinjiang, it was a time of fear, repression, and violence.

“Throughout Ramadan, police intensified a campaign of house-to-house searches, looking for books or clothing that betray “conservative” religious belief among…

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Full Plate: Anthony Bourdain

Full Plate: Anthony Bourdain

The chef-turned-television host on the world’s cuisine, the ‘absurd’ foodie culture and why he has left restaurants behind

If you’ve read “Kitchen Confidential“, you’ll know you can’t think of restaurant food quite the same way. Bourdain’s hipster wise-ass writing style is actually funnier and more memorable than his tv travel show narration style, I think, but the sensibility is the same. Best…

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Interview with hongkongfong

Our In-House Photo Rock Star Deb Fong, interviewed. They beat me to it! Happy to see we didn’t even have to assign an interviewer, we had nothing to do with it, honest!

Interview with hongkongfong

Our In-House Photo Rock Star Deb Fong, interviewed. They beat me to it! Happy to see we didn’t even have to assign an interviewer, we had nothing to do with it, honest!