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Western Journal again?

"tradition-minded patriots face ceaseless assault by anti-Christian bigots, diseased migrants and race hustlers concocting hate crimes"

Imagine knowing that's who butters your bread, and still not realizing they're just telling you what your already-made-up-mind wants to hear.

"Trump's Israel-Palestine "peace plan" is a con

The proposal destroys the prospects for any real deal and brings Israel meaningfully closer to "apartheid."

Donald Trump's "peace plan" isn't a plan for advancing Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations. It's a plan for scuttling them.

The proposal is missing a signature feature of every prior peace plan: a path to a viable Palestinian state. It divides up the Palestinian territories and surrounds them by Israel, and gives Israel total control over Palestinian security " allowing a future Palestinian government to exercise full control over its own land only when Israel deems it acceptable. It's a kind of state-minus: a Palestine without much of its land and subservient to Israel for basic functions.

"Trump can try to make this a Palestinian state by calling it a state. But it ain't ever gonna whistle," writes Tamara Cofman Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center for Middle East Policy.

Needless to say, the Palestinians cannot and will not agree to such humiliation, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has already ruled it out.

"No, no, and no," he has said. "Jerusalem is not for sale. All of our rights are not for sale or bartering.

In fact, the Trump administration didn't even have a role in writing the plan: It was put together primarily by Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, in consultation with the Israeli government. The notion that this is a good-faith effort to make peace is laughable.

So if the "peace plan" isn't a peace plan, then what is it?

First, it's an effort to help Netanyahu, a staunch Trump ally, in advance of tightly contested March elections in Israel. The release of a plan so tilted to Israeli priorities helps the right-wing prime minister sell himself as the man best positioned to handle the vital US-Israel relationship. And it doesn't seem like an accident that the plan was released on the same day that Israel's attorney general formally indicted Netanyahu on bribery and corruption charges.

Second, and more insidiously, it is a plan to legitimize Israel's ongoing effort to seize additional Palestinian land.

The United States, as Israel's most important ally and the historic mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, helps define the parameters of what counts as an acceptable outcome.

As soon as the Palestinians have rejected the plan " and it took only minutes for them to do so " the Israelis can say, "Well, we tried, but they wouldn't deal." And they can proceed with settlement expansion and land grabs, moving Israel toward "not peace, but apartheid," as B'Tselem, a leading Israeli human rights group, put it in a press release on the proposal.

The Trump vision is, in short, a truly Orwellian creation: a "peace plan" that actually is a plan to destroy the prospects for peace."

more here:

@#13 ... From the thread summary:

charging him with the unlawful possession of personal identification. ...

It's more heinous than that quick summary shows...

From the cited article:

...Wolfgang Halbig, a former contributor to Infowars, the online and radio show hosted by the far-right provocateur Alex Jones, has spread false claims for years that the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting of 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., was an elaborate government hoax aimed at confiscating Americans' firearms. When challenged or confronted by Sandy Hook families, Mr. Halbig has released their personal information, taunted them or emailed them photographs of what he claimed were their dead children "all grown up."...

Mr. Halbig, 73, a former Florida public school security administrator, has sent hundreds of public records requests to Newtown and Connecticut officials, demanding documents that include photographs of the murder scene, the children's bodies and receipts for the cleanup of "bodily fluids, brain matter, skull fragments and around 45 to 60 gallons of blood."

Soon after the massacre, Mr. Halbig appeared multiple times on Infowars, which aired his false claims to millions of people and gave him a platform for raising tens of thousands of dollars to fund his obsession.

Infowars provided Mr. Halbig with a camera crew on his visits to Newtown, at one point filming schoolchildren near St. Rose of Lima, a Catholic church where funerals for several of the murdered children took place....

#6 | Posted by SunTzuMeow Now for the truth about the shift of party allegiance in the south. The Democrat party was established to protect slavery. The black population went to the Dems in the 30s thanks to the establishment of public welfare and relief.(FDRs New Deal) They were notoriously Republican before then. MLK was a registered Republican. Economic expansion started to accelerate starting during the war years and continuing through out the 50s and 60s. The perspective of the average white voter under 40 was completely different to the older rural Democrats. They lived in towns or cities, worked a shift, bought a house in the burbs, sent the kids to state u. The rural white voter remained loyal to the Democrat party till death. Busing and the mandates of the Warren court caused a serious pail of resentment among most of the population, white and black. If for no other reason that it doubled everyone's property tax. Yep, the south is and likely be more conservative and reactionary. But the days of dirt poor share croppers living in three room shotgun shacks is the reality of my father, not myself. The Democrat party has not much to be proud of down here. Most of the post war generation associated the the Democrat party with incompetence at best, and corruption expected. They were the servants of the bigots and the kluckers. Illiterate, poor and ready to fight what ever source of his broken luck they blamed at the moment. Most of the southerners that established the Republican party in the south were local. We know that the south supported Nixon, but what is significant is the numbers of Republicans that won local office exploded. The republicans came into power because they were not Democrats, they have remained in power because they have done a better job.

She said she stuttered out a combination of Knicks and Lakers which came out as Nakers.

Also Boaz was clear that he also believed she did't actually use the N word. See #2.

Our brains can make judgements on things heard which are highly suggestable.

To see an amazing example of this watch this 34 second video that shows the same clip of Grover from Sesame Street three times. One of the times it is hard NOT to hear the F bomb because of what is being written on screen while another time it is obvious the F bomb was not used. All power of suggestion.

I think this is the same with the MSNBC clip. If it is suggested the N word was used it will more likely sound like it was.

"Bolton's secrets are therefore valuable in numerous ways: They got him a huge book deal; they position him as an insider able to command high speaking fees before rapt right-wing audiences; and finally, they make him a feared enemy of Trump and his allies. For Bolton to surrender these advantages for free, to the advantage not of himself but of liberals with whom he agrees on little, would be for Bolton to stop being Bolton."

"Whether he was attracted to the law because he is cold-blooded, punctilious, and manipulative, or became cold-blooded, punctilious, and manipulative because the practice of the law rewards those traits, is immaterial. This is his character, and it explains all his delays in coming forward with his account."

"To act this way in a context outside of litigation is commonly known as "being an -------." That explains, in part, Bolton's reputation for unpleasantness: He unapologetically forces people to get the details, what in government is often called "process," exactly right."

"Silence up to now has bought Bolton the Litigator something very valuable. He has now listened as others present "in the room""including his deputies, such as Fiona Hill"have recorded their versions of events. He has heard Republicans, including Trump, lay out an impeachment defense"not only a version of events, but also a theory of innocence.

By speaking last, he can present testimony precisely calculated to hurt those he most wants to embarrass. Even just today, in response to the initial leaks from Bolton's book, Trump tweeted a suspiciously grammatical series of statements demeaning Bolton and denying that Bolton was told to delay aid to Ukraine. Bolton is strategic, and it would be unlike him to make a bold claim without a plan to counter Trump's denial. More likely, he will dole out the details and evidence methodically, thwarting his critics like steers in a cutting horse competition."

"None of this means that Bolton will reverse the course of the impeachment, even if he testifies. The trial's ultimate verdict is less in the balance than the ability of Republicans to continue to defend their president without self-abasement. But count on Bolton to know that the value (in all senses) of that testimony will decline after the impeachment trial, so he is doing everything he can to make his testimony necessary, and to deliver it while it is in highest demand."

excerpts- much more pithy commentary at the link... including the conclusion


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