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Posts by Heuristic Hiker

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  • Wild Boars Trample ISIS Terrorists To Death

    04/26/2017 8:11:44 PM PDT · 26 of 39
    Heuristic Hiker to Baynative

    Ji-Hog!

  • Emails Show Hillary Clinton All But Ignored By Obama White House

    11/22/2015 12:06:09 AM PST · 1 of 18
    Heuristic Hiker
    From a few months ago, but it is a good reminder of the relevance of the emails, which even if HRC skates (TRUMP: Hillary Clinton is running for president "because she wants to stay out of jail") on the crimes related to her handling classified emails, the content of the emails more than demonstrates her the vacuity of her tenure as Secretary of State.
  • James Kugel at Pardes: 2 - The Book of Jubilees: the Oldest Commentary on the Book of Genesis

    06/11/2015 4:11:53 PM PDT · 7 of 23
    Heuristic Hiker to RoosterRedux

    Thanks for posting this link. I took Dr. Kugel’s Old Testament course when I studied at Hebrew University a few years ago. He was my favorite Professor. He is a wonderful instructor. I love the breadth of his scholarship as well as the humble and genuine way he shares his knowledge. About 7 minutes into the video Dr. Kugel talks about a new book he has written, but because it is so expensive he encourages the audience to read it in the library. A genuine gentleman scholar.

  • State Dept. dismisses ‘Obama snubbed’ story, calls it a ‘cable news talking point’

    05/11/2015 12:23:07 PM PDT · 12 of 19
    Heuristic Hiker to mojito

    Harfie makes me Barfie

  • America Needs Clarity and Conviction of Purpose in the Middle East

    04/22/2015 6:59:13 AM PDT · 8 of 8
    Heuristic Hiker to Kaslin
    Eisenhower Doctrine (clarity for friends and foes) bump:

    On February 20, 1957, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower appeared before his nation to discuss the on-going crisis in the Middle East and to win popular support for the Eisenhower Doctrine, a congressional bill that would authorize the deployment of U.S. military forces to any Middle East nation seeking aid against Communist aggression. Four months earlier, the latest crisis in the troubled region began when Israeli, British, and French forces invaded Egypt and occupied the Suez Canal Zone in retaliation for Egyptian leader Gamal Abdel Nasser's nationalization of the waterway. The United Nations, the U.S., and the U.S.S.R. all expressed outrage at the hostilities, and Britain, France, and Israel agreed to withdraw from the Suez as a U.N. emergency force was sent to the area. Although the superpowers presented a facade of unity during the Suez Canal Crisis, both were primarily motivated by their ambition to gain influence with Arab states in the Middle East.

    http://www.history.com/speeches/dwight-d-eisenhower-on-the-middle-east

  • Birds of a Feather: Obama, the Left, and Islam

    03/11/2015 5:49:09 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    Heuristic Hiker to RoosterRedux

    Yep, as Volsky nicely concludes: “So is Barack Obama a Muslim or a Communist? What difference, at this point, does it make?!”

  • Su-25: Old warrior is future of Russian attack aviation

    03/02/2015 7:54:02 AM PST · 19 of 24
    Heuristic Hiker to sukhoi-30mki
    I don't think mother Russia has forgiven the Ukraine this slight:

    "On the other hand, when the Russian Air Force was using Su-25 in South Ossetia to prevent the march of the Georgian army equipped with Soviet air defence systems, transferred to Georgia by Ukraine, it lost three attack aircraft, according to official figures."

  • The Real History of the Crusades

    02/11/2015 6:48:08 AM PST · 15 of 29
    Heuristic Hiker to GreyFriar
    The author of the posted article (Dr. Madden) describes Runciman's work as entertaining, but not highly factual:

    "Misconceptions about the Crusades are all too common. The Crusades are generally portrayed as a series of holy wars against Islam led by power-mad popes and fought by religious fanatics. They are supposed to have been the epitome of self-righteousness and intolerance, a black stain on the history of the Catholic Church in particular and Western civilization in general. A breed of proto-imperialists, the Crusaders introduced Western aggression to the peaceful Middle East and then deformed the enlightened Muslim culture, leaving it in ruins. For variations on this theme, one need not look far. See, for example, Steven Runciman’s famous three-volume epic, History of the Crusades, or the BBC/A&E documentary, The Crusades, hosted by Terry Jones. Both are terrible history yet wonderfully entertaining."

  • The Real History of the Crusades

    02/11/2015 6:17:53 AM PST · 6 of 29
    Heuristic Hiker to Biggirl
    When it has fit his agenda, Obama has favored the nation with teachable moments. It is apparent that Obama was out to lunch (munchies with the chu gang?) for this historical teaching moment:

    "Many historians had been trying to set the record straight on the Crusades long before Clinton discovered them. They are not revisionists, like the American historians who manufactured the Enola Gay exhibit, but mainstream scholars offering the fruit of several decades of very careful, very serious scholarship. For them, this is a “teaching moment,” an opportunity to explain the Crusades while people are actually listening. It won’t last long, so here goes."

  • Candy Crowley: If I’m Unemployed or on Minimum Wage, ‘Why Would I Become Republican?’

    01/05/2014 3:11:36 PM PST · 93 of 94
    Heuristic Hiker to Hoodat
    That Crowley, a jack booted (to be charitable – heavy boots are pretty much the only footwear that fits her) party propagandist in the hallowed tradition of Joseph Goebbels (if not Aleister Crowley) is still a “respected” card carrying member of the press and continues to hold court at CNN, the “premier cable news network,” after playing such an obvious role in throwing last year’s election says a lot about the state of the Nation. Crowley famously declared after Romney thrashed Obama, her witless ideological paramour, in the first debate that she was not going to be a “fly on the wall” when she moderated the second debate:

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/oct/17/curl-crowley-skews-hard-obama-disastrous-debate/

    That “not being a fat fly on the wall” would mean taking flight or perhaps more accurately - slithered down the wall - to play a key role in a pre-orchestrated plan to throw the debate (and perhaps the election) for Obama is incredible. A year later it is clear that Obama lied about Obamacare. He lied about the IRS and NSA spying and he most definitely lied about Benghazi. Crowley knew the Obama WH was a lying about Benghazi before the debate. She knew Obama was a lying in the debate – but that was pre-orchestrated, but for any who question this subterfuge, there can be no question that she most certainly knows it is a lie now, yet her image still lies before us on CNN broadcasts. Maybe she should be known as the mother-of-lies.

  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WABC AM,November 8,2013

    11/08/2013 9:45:43 AM PST · 37 of 118
    Heuristic Hiker to Biggirl
    Here's a link to the Larmondo "Flair" Allen story Rush referenced this morning:

    http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=57873

  • National Park Service videos praise Islam's contributions to women's rights

    09/24/2013 12:06:27 AM PDT · 40 of 41
    Heuristic Hiker to barmag25
    One of my favorite places to camp in Yellowstone is along the Snake River (Flagg Ranch Area). The NPS closed all of the campsites along the river (my bet - at greater expense than to keep them open). The White House is closed to tours, but the NPS can afford to make a polemic, deceptive video about Islam????

    The WH also directed NASA to make Muslim outreach its new mission. Are we living in the twilight zone?.......or Obamaland?

    I’d prefer the twilight zone.

  • The Debt Star We're Building

    01/27/2013 6:15:25 AM PST · 4 of 6
    Heuristic Hiker to HangnJudge

    Obama-wan, the “One,” you and your minions only hope is our destruction.

  • Hillary Clinton in hospital amid speculation of plane accident in Iran

    01/02/2013 1:10:52 AM PST · 1 of 46
    Heuristic Hiker
    People with a connection to the Clintons continue to die mysteriously.
  • Obama's ring: 'There is no god but Allah'

    10/09/2012 7:48:37 PM PDT · 69 of 195
    Heuristic Hiker to DannyTN
    Alive without breath,

    As cold as death;

    Never thirsty, ever drinking,

    All in mail never clinking.

    "Fish" (from The Hobbit)

    At the debate Barry was less active than a dead fish. His drops of sweat more effulgent than on the basketball court. This story is another drip of strangeness. Drip, Drip, another drip of very a strange Barry brew.

  • Spain 'al-Qaida cell' plot tied to Olympics

    08/11/2012 5:25:54 PM PDT · 1 of 5
    Heuristic Hiker
    Al-Qaida types here showing their traditional enthusiasm for anything positive...enthusiasm to see it turned into a fireball, though courage in convictions seems a bit low. If their target was the U.K. and the Olympics, Gibraltar would appear to have a thin linkage (though there is always the dream of restoring the Cordoba Caliphate rational). But if Gibraltar had focused their Jihadist valor, it still was apparently not enough of a motivation to put their lives on the lines. Maybe they had heard that there had been a fatwa that being a pilot of a remote controlled attack would still earn one virgins in paradise.
  • Spain 'al-Qaida cell' plot tied to Olympics

    08/11/2012 5:25:51 PM PDT · 1 of 1
    Heuristic Hiker
    Al-Qaida types here showing their traditional enthusiasm for anything positive...enthusiasm to see it turned into a fireball, though courage in convictions seems a bit low. If their target was the U.K. and the Olympics, Gibraltar would appear to have a thin linkage (though there is always the dream of restoring the Cordoba Caliphate rational). But if Gibraltar had focused their Jihadist valor, it still was apparently not enough of a motivation to put their lives on the lines. Maybe they had heard that there had been a fatwa that being a pilot of a remote controlled attack would still earn one virgins in paradise.
  • Obama: All countries are close allies!

    08/10/2012 10:19:05 PM PDT · 1 of 7
    Heuristic Hiker
    Obummer here wowing the world with his originality, spectacular vision and insight on international relations.
  • Obama: All countries are close allies!

    08/10/2012 10:18:56 PM PDT · 1 of 4
    Heuristic Hiker
    Obummer here wowing the world with his originality, spectacular vision and insight on international relations.
  • OBAMA’S COLLEGE CLASSMATE: ‘THE OBAMA SCANDAL IS AT COLUMBIA’

    08/07/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT · 13 of 46
    Heuristic Hiker to SeminoleCounty

    I agree it is an interesting story, but that the Birth Certificate was/is too...so following how the Obama W.H. dealt with the birth certificate issue...by quite likely forging the certificate - what kind of guarantee would Romney have that if he put his cards on the deck, that Obama would not respond by giving up some cards he’d been warming in the seat of his pants?