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  • The expulsion that backfired: When Iraq kicked out its Jews

    05/31/2016 11:39:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 28 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 5-31-2016 | Edwin Black
    Bent on destroying Israel, and gripped by vicious anti-Semitism, Baghdad ‘pauperized’ its Jews and forced them to leave for the nascent Jewish state in 1951-2. It believed Israel would collapse under the strain. But the immigrants ultimately helped Israel thrive, and it was Iraq that suffered After Adolf Hitler’s defeat in May 1945, many Nazis melted away from the Reich, smuggled out by such organizations as the infamous Odessa group and the lesser-known Catholic lay network Intermarium, as well as the CIA and KGB. They ensured the continuation of the Nazi legacy in the postwar Arab world. Egypt was a...
  • Man protests Vermont town government with massive, $4,000 middle finger sculpture

    12/05/2018 7:33:52 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 56 replies
    WCAX-TV ^ | 12/05/2018 | Cat Viglienzoni
    The Westford Select Board says they cannot remove the sculpture as it is considered public art. WCAX-TV, 9:50 AM WESTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A man says he built a massive sculpture of a middle finger off a Vermont highway to show the local government how he really feels. Ted Pelkey tells WCAX-TV he spent $4,000 on the sculpture near Route 128 in Westford. .... He says he’s been in a long-running dispute with town officials over whether he can develop his property and move his truck repair and recycling business there.
  • Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax

    11/29/2018 7:54:45 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 36 replies
    CNSNEWS.COM ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michael W. Chapman
    Brazil's New Top Diplomat: Climate Change is a Marxist Hoax By Michael W. Chapman | November 28, 2018 | 3:23 PM EST Brazil's new, incoming foreign minister, Ernesto Araujo. (YouTube) Brazil's newly appointed foreign minister, Ernesto Frago Araujo, who starts his new job in January under President Jair Bolsonaro, has stated that the climate change issue was invented by "cultural Marxists" to help push a globalist agenda that is anti-growth and anti-Christian, reported The Guardian and the Daily Mail.  The Bolsonaro administration will take over Brazil's government on January 1, 2019. Bolsonaro selected Araujo to be minister of foreign affairs on...
  • Supreme Court reins in the feds' land grab for endangered species

    11/27/2018 9:42:00 AM PST · by jazusamo · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 27, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    The federal government can’t designate land as a habitat for an endangered species on the mere prospect that the species might eventually move there, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday, delivering a victory to property owners. In a unanimous ruling the justices rejected the federal government’s attempt to designate roughly 1,500 acres in Louisiana as critical space for the dusky gopher frog.
  • What’s the real story behind the Botswana elephant deaths false claims?

    10/24/2018 3:27:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 5 replies
    AfricanArguments.org ^ | October 2, 2018 | Steven Corry
    Early in September, international news was awash with the claim that 87 elephants had been “killed by poachers” in Botswana. The story originated from the NGO Elephants Without Borders, which received massive publicity – and presumably donations – as a result. Even the beleaguered UK Prime Minister tweeted the story, while a petition calling for wildlife guards to be re-armed surpassed 150,000 signatures. I know a little of Botswana. A few years ago, I was declared “public enemy number one”, threatened by a government spokesman on television, and banned from the country. This was because Survival International was instrumental in...
  • Zimbabwe Parliamentary Committee to Engage US Congress on Sanctions

    10/23/2018 4:10:35 AM PDT · by piasa · 8 replies
    Bulawayo 24 News ^ | October 22, 2018 | Staff
    THE Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade is planning to meet members of the United States Congress and the European Union to discuss the removal of sanctions as part of its re-engagement drive. In an interview yesterday, committee chairperson, Kindness Paradza said the committee's major thrust is re-engagement and international trade. "Foreign Affairs is the face of Zimbabwe and we have been given an additional mandate which is international trade. So, what we are going to do this session is to assist the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in re-engagement programmes, as well as bringing in foreign direct investment...
  • College socialist angry after Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) nationalizes his phone

    10/14/2018 9:21:30 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    A member of the Young Democratic Socialists of America at Georgia Tech University is furious at Sen. David Perdue after the Georgia Republican nationalized his phone while campaigning for gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp: “Give me my phone back, senator” exclaimed the young man who wants the government to take other people’s property: So it’s only OK if the government takes someone else’s property and not your own? WEIRD! Also, these are the people who are pissed at Sen. Perdue right now: It’s going to be a really, really short “Revolution” if this is how they act. Sen. Perdue did quickly...
  • Dallas City Council Proposing Mandates for Accepting Vouchers and Low Income Tenants

    08/23/2018 7:59:49 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 12 replies
    Your input is needed at the public meetings for the City of Dallas regarding Chapter 27 Ordinance. Attend a meeting on one of the dates listed below! ATTEND A MEETING In preparation to update the Dallas City Council on the implementation of amendments to Chapter 27 - Minimum Property Standards, including the Single Family Rental Registration and Inspection Program, city staff will conduct community meetings to gather feedback from stakeholders. Anticipated participants include property owners, property management companies, tenants, industry associations, and anyone else who wishes to express their views. This feedback will be presented to Council as part of...
  • A RACIST COMMUNIST FAMINE GROWS IN SOUTH AFRICA

    08/08/2018 4:04:08 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 47 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | August 8, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Strongman politics are ascendant," Barack Obama warned in South Africa. He spoke passionately about "the politics of fear and resentment" at the Mandela Lecture. He worried that we were entering a world, “where might makes right and politics is a hostile competition between tribes and races and religions.” While the media used the remarks to attack Trump's meeting with Putin, Obama had shared a stage with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa who had come to power promising to seize land from white farmers. Ramaphosa was the latest in a series of ANC strongmen, including his predecessor, an alleged rapist, beginning...
  • Legendary Legal Scholar Richard Epstein on Classical Liberalism, Regulation, Free Speech (AUDIO)

    07/27/2018 7:09:16 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 4 replies
    Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten ^ | 2018-07-27 | Ben Weingarten
    For this week's Big Ideas with Ben Weingarten podcast, I had legendary classical liberal legal theorist and longtime professor at University of Chicago Law School and now at NYU Law, Professor Richard Epstein, on the podcast to discuss among other things: The role that Professor Epstein's famous book, "Takings" played in Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation hearing -- and then-Senator Joe Biden's hectoring Professor Epstein's groundbreaking theories on private property rights, eminent domain and the Takings and Commerce Clauses The practical argument against progressivism Whether we should deconstruct the administrative state, and if so how to do it The danger to...
  • Florida Couple Gets to Keep Home's 'Starry' Paint Job Mayor Must Publicly Apologize for $10,000 Fine

    07/18/2018 10:35:54 AM PDT · by OddLane · 99 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | Jul. 18, 2018 | Eric Boehm
    The mayor of Mount Dora, Florida, will have to publicly apologize Wednesday afternoon for his city's overzealous code enforcement that targeted a home painted in the likeness of Vincent van Gogh's masterpiece, "Starry Night." More importantly, the city will remove a lien against the property and drop more than $10,000 in fines it had issued to the husband and wife who own the home, according to a settlement approved unanimously by the city council Tuesday night. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the settlement also includes the payment of $15,000 to homeowners Lubomir Jastrzebski and his wife, Nancy Nemhauser. The couple's...
  • Cattle producer says wolves cause breeding problems ( Washington )

    06/17/2018 8:42:02 AM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies
    Chewelah Independent) ^ | June 6, 2018 | Brandon Hansen
    A troubling trend has occurred for ranchers in NE Washington ... cattle are experiencing breeding issues since the migration of wolves to the area... the rate of female cows .. that didn’t become pregnant has increased from five percent to about 20 percent. A cow must raise a calf every summer for the rancher to recoup costs ... Diamond M also has a winter range to cut costs, but when wolves came into the area about a decade ago, they’ve seen their cattle attacked ... Texas A&M University agreed with the open cow side effect from wolves, and an Eastern...
  • SCOTUS will dig into debate over alleged cemetery on Pa. farm [property rights]

    05/25/2018 7:44:47 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 91 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 5/24/2018 | Jason Nark
    - snip - Knick, who purchased the farm in 1970 to raise horses, denies Vail ever personally spoke to her. She claims she first caught wind of the issue in 2008, when it was was being discussed at public meetings. The Vails, she noted Monday, are “politically connected” in the area. In 2012, Scott Township supervisors passed an ordinance that in essence granted public access to private cemeteries during daylight hours; landowners could be fined $300 to $600 per day if they didn’t comply. J. David Breemer, an attorney with Pacific Legal Foundation representing Knick, said Scott Township’s action is...
  • Eagle snatches fox holding rabbit in mouth in dramatic images

    05/24/2018 6:39:39 AM PDT · by ETL · 67 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | May 22, 2018 | Katherine Lam
    Videos and photos captured a bald eagle attempting to snatch a rabbit from a young red fox as they battled it out 20 feet in the air in what a photographer called a “dramatic act of thievery.”
  • We’re All Trespassers Now in the Face of the Government’s Land Grabs

    05/09/2018 8:15:08 AM PDT · by Sopater · 33 replies
    The Rutherford Institute ^ | May 08, 2018 | John W. Whitehead
    “No power on earth has a right to take our property from us without our consent.” — John Jay, first Chief Justice of the United States We have no real property rights. Think about it.  That house you live in, the car you drive, the small (or not so small) acreage of land that has been passed down through your family or that you scrimped and saved to acquire, whatever money you manage to keep in your bank account after the government and its cronies have taken their first and second and third cut…none of it is safe from the...
  • Please read what the Republican majority MN state house did to land owners!

    04/26/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by horsappl · 24 replies
    bufferstrips.wordpress.com | APRIL 18, 2018 | Mike Van Horn
    In January 2014 I was notified that there would be a hearing explaining that I am required to plant 15 foot strips of perennial vegetation (buffer strips) along ditches as described by my local watershed agency, the Middle-Snake-Tamarac Watershed District. I went to the meeting where the agents explained that once these are in place they might allow me to cut hay on the buffer strips, if I request it. In other words, they now control these strips. In legal terms this is an easement. My father and I studied this law, and found that we will need to level...
  • WHITE PEOPLE IN SOUTH AFRICA SHOULD STOP PANICKING ABOUT LOSING THEIR LAND

    04/17/2018 5:05:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 87 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/5/18 | BEN COUSINS
    Land reform is a key issue in South Africa, due to the long history of dispossession of indigenous populations by white settlers. Progress has been painfully slow over the past 24 years, but the question of land is now suddenly at the top of the political agenda. A major controversy erupted at the end of February following a motion adopted in parliament, tabled by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and modified by the ANC, which started the process of potentially amending the constitution to allow for the expropriation of (white-owned) land without compensation, and its subsequent redistribution (to black people.)...
  • Woman who is allergic to grass could get 20 years in prison for not having grass in her yard

    04/02/2018 4:23:25 PM PDT · by grundle · 73 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 2, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Woman who is allergic to grass could get 20 years in prison for not having grass in her yard Janice Duffner lives in St. Peters, Missouri, where she owns a house. Because she is allergic to grass, she does not have any in her yard. She does have other plants, which she is not allergic to. The Kansas City Star published this photograph of her yard: Six years after Ms. Duffner bought her house, the city passed a law that requires all houses to have grass in their yard. After Ms. Duffner told the city that she was allergic to grass,...
  • A Surprising Victory For Property Rights In Seattle

    04/03/2018 8:07:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 3, 2018 | George Leef
    Early last year, Seattle instituted a new regulation covering rental property, a “first in time” (FIT) rule. Under the law, landlords were compelled to rent an apartment to the first applicant who met their requirements. If a landlord preferred to wait for other qualified applicants and choose among them, he was in violation of the law and subject to fines. The idea behind the law was one that has swept through “progressive” circles over the last decade, namely that most Americans harbor hidden biases against people who are different, particularly those from a different racial background. Back in 1998, two...
  • With Supreme Court challenge, tech billionaire could dismantle beach access rights...

    03/06/2018 12:45:18 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 37 replies
    The California Coastal Act for decades has... declared that access to the beach was a fundamental right guaranteed to everyone. But that very principle could be dismantled in the latest chapter of an all-out legal battle that began as a local dispute over a locked gate. ... Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, bought the 89-acre property south of Half Moon Bay for $32.5 million. ... A number of public interest groups have since sued Khosla. He, in turn, has sued the California Coastal Commission, the State Lands Commission and San Mateo County, over what he considered an interference of...