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  • Unreal: Chicago Names City Street After Terrorist

    02/26/2017 4:09:47 PM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 26, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    In truly progressive fashion, Chicago renamed one of its streets after a terrorist. Earlier this month Alderman Robert Maldonado submitted a proposal to name three blocks of a city street after Oscar Lopez Rivera, the founder of the Puerto Rican terror group FALN, which was responsible for 120 bombings and armed robberies in the U.S. during the ‘70s and ‘80s that killed nine and injured hundreds of others. On Wednesday, aldermen approved the measure honoring Lopez Rivera, the terrorist whose 70-year sentence was recently commuted by Barack Obama. Aldermen also voted to approve an honorary street re-naming for Puerto...
  • 'Gay traffic lights' leave pedestrians in Trafalgar Square BAFFLED

    09/03/2016 9:12:36 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 28 replies
    http://www.express.co.uk/ ^ | Fri, Sep 2, 2016 | DAVID PILDITCH
    Day-trippers and tourists complained they don’t know which way to turn while crossing streets in central London after being confronted by a series of arrows pointing in different directions. Around 50 sets of traffic lights near busy Trafalgar Square had their “walk” and “green man” images replaced with the new designs in June to coincide with an annual Gay Pride Festival.
  • The Senator Vice President from J Street

    07/25/2016 6:48:09 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 7/25/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    I'm sure you'll all be shocked to hear that Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential nominee, is a longtime favorite of Saudi and Iranian funded J Street, which favors cutting up Israel piece by piece. On Capitol Hill, Senator Kaine, as a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has consistently advocated the need for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the only way to ensure that Israel can survive and flourish as a Jewish and democratic state and that Palestinians can live with independence and dignity. He was also a leader in the successful effort to...
  • How the Obama administration paid J Street to push the Iranian nuclear sellout

    05/23/2016 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Obama administration through its National Security Council passed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Ploughshares Fund, an NGO that favors allowing Iran to have nuclear weapons. And the Ploughshares Fund paid J Street over $500,000 to push its agenda last summer. That's what came out over this past weekend. A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave liberal Jewish lobbying organization J street $576,500 to advocate for the deal.  ... J-Street, a liberal Jewish political action group, undertook a comprehensive campaign last year to support the nuclear...
  • These are Wall Street's new favorite candidates

    02/17/2016 8:56:53 PM PST · by catnipman · 84 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 2/17/2016 | Rick Newman
    Yahoo! Finance reports Sen. Ted Cruz's four super PACs received 57 percent of their money from financial-industry sources, but are essentially funded almost entirely by three wealthy donors: "Cruz has the most unusual arrangement with Wall Street. His wife Heidi is a Goldman Sachs executive based in Houston (who's on leave during the campaign), and four Cruz super PACs got 57% of their money from financial-industry sources. But those super PACs are funded almost entirely by three wealthy donors, including investor Robert Mercer of the New York hedge fund Renaissance Technologies and energy investor Toby Neugebauer, who operates a Houston...
  • Clinton defends Wall Street speaking fees: ‘That’s what they offered’

    02/04/2016 2:14:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/03/16 | Jonathan Easley
    Hillary Clinton on Wednesday night defended accepting huge speaking fees from Goldman Sachs, arguing that it won't influence the way she treats the banking industry. Speaking at CNN's Democratic presidential forum, anchor Anderson Cooper pressed Clinton on whether it had been a mistake for her to reel in more than $200,000 per speech for three speeches to the Wall Street giant. "Look, I made speeches to lots of groups. I told them what I thought. I answered questions," Clinton said. "But did you have to be paid $675,000?," Cooper asked. "Well I don't know," Clinton responded. "That's what they offered."...
  • J Street PAC names Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Top Target in 2016 Elections

    01/18/2016 4:41:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/18/16 | Joe Schoffstall
    The controversial J Street PAC announced it will center its attention on attempting to unseat Republicans who led efforts to oppose President Obama’s Iran nuclear deal and will focus on Sen. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) during the 2016 elections, according to the Times of Israel. They write: J Street will focus this year on unseating Republican senators in Illinois and Wisconsin who led opposition to the Iran nuclear deal. In an interview with JTA on Friday, Ben Shnider, political director of the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group, said the organization would focus on defeating Sen. Mark Kirk from Illinois...
  • Americans: Pay your taxes- or lose your passport

    11/21/2015 8:23:09 AM PST · by freedomjusticeruleoflaw · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/15 | Laura Saunders
    If this bill becomes law, it will be imperative for Americans traveling abroad or living abroad to pay attention to IRS notices—assuming they receive them,” said Mr. Kautter.
  • Forget QE, Wall Street’s new drug is the stock buyback

    07/17/2015 8:44:25 AM PDT · by upbeat5 · 4 replies
    MarketWatch.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Wallace Witkowski
    With the Federal Reserve’s quantitative-easing program out of the picture, share buybacks are now the preferred way to boost stock prices in the face of softening earnings. But like QE, it is unclear how long the buyback boom can last. In the first quarter of 2015, companies in the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.05% returned more money to shareholders than they earned. The last time that happened was in the fourth quarter of 2008, when the entire S&P 500 reported a slight loss for the quarter but still spent $110 billion on dividends and buybacks. “This is not a normal...
  • French Town to Name Street After Yasser Arafat

    06/03/2015 11:59:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/6/15 | Cynthia Blank
    A French municipal council has approved a proposal to name a newly built street after Palestinian Liberation Organization leader and arch-terrorist Yasser Arafat, the Nice Matin newspaper reported Tuesday. The proposal was adopted by a large majority of elected representatives of of the south-western town La Seyne-sur-Mer. According to Mayor Marc Vuillemot, the proposal was brought forward by the town's residents and only a handful of representatives voted against it. Those who opposed the measure were reportedly unhappy with honoring a "controversial figure" or, as others described Arafat, a "terrorist." "There is also a Yitzhak Rabin-street in the district. To...
  • Ferguson mulls removing Brown shrine from middle of street

    05/05/2015 8:56:22 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2015 8:26 PM EDT | Jim Suhr and Alan Scher Zagier
    To some, a makeshift shrine in the middle of the Ferguson street where Michael Brown was killed last summer is a hallowed symbol of a new civil rights movement over race and policing. To others, it has served its purpose and is now more of an eyesore and a road hazard. Within hours of Brown’s Aug. 9 shooting death by a white police officer, people began placing stuffed animals, candles and other tributes in the middle of Canfield Drive, where the unarmed black 18-year-old’s body lay for about four hours before it was removed. […] Ferguson Mayor James Knowles III,...
  • The J Street Challenge - Full Film in HD

    03/26/2015 9:21:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/23/15 | apeacet
    Full film available for now. The argument against J Street.
  • J Street Jan Schakowsky attacks former rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox' Jew

    03/24/2015 12:02:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Israel Matav ^ | 3/24/15 | Carl in Jerusalem
    Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-Il) thanked J Street for backing her Congressional campaign in 2010, and took the opportunity to attack her long-gone rival Joel Pollak for being 'Orthodox.' Pollak has moved to California and become an editor at Breitbart.com (Hat Tip: Mike P). Schakowsky begins by thanking J Street for its backing of her positions when it comes to Israel. “I’d like to begin with just a great thank you for J Street. I have to tell you that the courage to take positions that I’ve been able to take are [sic] really because of the space that, in a...
  • The Levee Breaks: Democrats Rage Against Obama Over Wall Street Giveaway

    12/13/2014 9:46:05 AM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 12/12/14 | Zach Carter
    WASHINGTON -- Less than a month after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) landed a new Senate leadership position, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and President Barack Obama risked a fight with her over government subsidies for risky Wall Street derivatives trading. They won the near-term policy fight: After a bruising bicameral battle, the House of Representatives narrowly approved an annual spending bill that granted taxpayer support for the risky financial contracts at the heart of the 2008 meltdown. But the bitter feud left Reid and Obama politically embarrassed, while consolidating a burgeoning populist movement within the...
  • J Street Endorsees in Congress Refuse to Support Iron Dome Funding for Israel

    08/21/2014 11:54:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/21/14 | Adam Kredo
    Eleven lawmakers backed by liberal advocacy group J Street either voted against or refused to vote in favor of increased funding for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, which has been a critical life-saver during Hamas’s latest assault on the Jewish state. Congress overwhelmingly approved an emergency increase in funding for Iron Dome this month by a vote of 395 to 8. Three of the eight who voted against the funding increase are J Street-backed lawmakers. Another eight abstained from the pro-Israel vote and also are financially supported by the group. J Street’s political action committee (PAC) has already donated...
  • Today's Front-Page Wall Street Journal Story Lies About Israel

    08/14/2014 12:15:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Yid with a Lid ^ | 8/14/14 | staff
    A huge front-page story in today's Wall Street Journal is called "Israel Outflanks White House in Pressing Gaza Strategy." The piece contends among other things that Israel has been doing an end-around the White House by securing munitions directly from the Pentagon. That contention is false. In fact, buried in the twenty-first paragraph of the piece is an explanation that the weapons purchase that they suggest is an end-around in the first few paragraphs is actually standard operating procedure. The WSJ piece begins: White House and State Department officials who were leading U.S. efforts to rein in Israel's military campaign...
  • J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism

    08/09/2014 4:37:16 PM PDT · by mgist · 7 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/8/14 | Greenfiels
    J Street Accuses Jews of Racism, Blames Jews for Anti-Semitism August 8, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield 20 Comments After Hamas violated yet another ceasefire, anti-Israel group J Street stepped up to do what it does best. Attack Jews and Israel. Jeremy Ben Ami, Soros’ J Street errand boy, began his missive by lying and claiming that Hamas did not break the ceasefire. “With the resumption of rocket fire from Gaza at the very moment the cease-fire expired this morning, all of us at J Street feel sick that the fighting is starting up again. “ Even the New York Times...
  • Police: Mother left 3-month-old in middle of street

    06/30/2014 2:37:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    WLKY ^ | By Marissa Alter
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. —A Louisville mother faces charges after police said she left her 3-month-old baby in the middle of a west Louisville street. Police said witnesses saw Dunia Abdullahi lay the child, who was wearing nothing but a diaper, in the middle of Cecil Avenue. Abdullahi, 20, told police she was upset with the baby's father because he was not willing to take her to the emergency room for an illness and left her in the road to wait for her father, the arrest report stated. According to the arrest report, witnesses said they tried to pick up the baby...
  • 'Hill Street Blues': The most influential TV show ever

    04/29/2014 9:22:27 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue April 29, 2014 | Todd Leopold
    Loved this show! Might even pick up the DVD collection.
  • J Street U Brandeis’ Talia Lepson Harasses Pro-Israel Student

    04/27/2014 3:33:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 4/27/14 | Adam Kredo
    A top J Street leader at Brandeis University harassed a pro-Israel student activist early Saturday morning, calling the student a “shit bag” and telling him that “Jews hate you,” according to those who witnessed the incident. Daniel Mael was walking to his dorm room on the university’s campus late Friday night when he encountered Talia Lepson, a J Street U Brandeis board member, who purportedly referred to Mael as a “shit bag” and angrily told him “Jews hate you.” “I don’t feel comfortable on campus knowing people will lob verbal insults at me simply because we disagree,” said Mael, who...