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  • Palin REFUSES $25,000 pay hike

    12/18/2008 11:50:40 AM PST · by quesney · 111 replies · 5,186+ views
    UPI ^ | UPI
    JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said she would refuse a $25,000 pay raise during her current term as Alaska governor. A state commission recommended boosting the governor's pay to $150,000 from $125,000. The five-member state Officers Compensation Commission, created by the state Legislature, also said legislators needed more money, along with the lieutenant governor and government department heads, the Anchorage Daily News reported. If the commission pushes ahead with a pay raise, Palin will not accept the money, spokesman Bill McAllister said. "Her view is, it's just not appropriate to accept a...
  • Eliyahu advocates carpet bombing Gaza

    05/30/2007 7:07:04 PM PDT · by SJackson · 93 replies · 1,684+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-30-07 | MATTHEW WAGNER
    All civilians living in Gaza are collectively guilty for Kassam attacks on Sderot, former Sephardi chief rabbi Mordechai Eliyahu has written in a letter to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert. Eliyahu ruled that there was absolutely no moral prohibition against the indiscriminate killing of civilians during a potential massive military offensive on Gaza aimed at stopping the rocket launchings. The letter, published in Olam Katan [Small World], a weekly pamphlet to be distributed in synagogues nationwide this Friday, cited the biblical story of the Shechem massacre (Genesis 34) and Maimonides' commentary (Laws of Kings 9, 14) on the story as proof...