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How Turkey was lost
by Carl in Jerusalem (Hija del also welcomed Khaled Mashaal, today, however, could be akin to
Zion para Israel - Daughter of leader of its most extreme and transferring it to Hamas, Sudan, or
Zion for Israel) recalcitrant faction, as his personal Iran. Does President Obama really
guest. want to deliver the F-35 Joint Strike
Submitted at 6/26/2010 4:31:00 PM The question for policymakers, Fighter to a hostile Turkey, Iran’s
How Turkey was lost This is part of however, should not be whether chief regional defender, as promised
a very long piece in Commentary by Turkey is lost but rather how Erdogan in 2014? Should Turkey even remain
Michael Rubin that attempts to piece could lead a slow-motion Islamic in NATO? After all, half a century
together how the West totally missed revolution below the West’s radar. ago, NATO learned to live without
the signals that Turkey was going This is both a testament to Erdogan’s France.
Islamist. skill and a reflection of Western Losing Turkey is tragic, but failing to
A decade ago, Turks saw themselves delusion. Before taking power, headscarf was the only metric by recognize its loss can only compound
in a camp with the United States, Erdogan and his advisers cultivated which to judge Islamist the tragedy. The worst outcome,
Western Europe, and Israel; today Western opinion makers. He encroachment. For Erdogan, however, would be to let strategic
Turkish self-identity places the concentrated not on American pundits however, the scarf was a symbol; the denial block assessment of lessons
country firmly in a camp led by Iran, who found U.S. policy insufficiently state was the goal. learned. As mayor of Istanbul,
Syria, Sudan, and Hamas. Turkey leftist and sympathetic to the Islamic Even after Erdogan began to Erdogan quipped, “‘Democracy is
may be a NATO member, but polls world but rather on natural critics, eviscerate the checks and balances of like a streetcar. When you come to
nevertheless show it to be the world’s hawkish American supporters of Turkish society, European officials your stop, you get off.” Perhaps, in
most anti-American country Turkey and Israel who helped and American diplomats remained in hindsight, the West’s mistake was to
(although, to be fair, the Pew Global introduce Erdogan confidantes to denial. Certainly moral equivalency ignore the danger of Erdogan’s
Attitudes Project did not conduct Washington policymakers. played a role: as Erdogan asked last ascendance into the driver’s seat.
surveys in Libya or North Korea). After consolidating power, however, October, why should Turkey accept Read it all. When you’re done, you’ll
Nor do Turks differentiate between the AKP did not cultivate Jewish and the Western definition of secularism? realize that there’s nothing left to be
the U.S. government and the pro-Israel groups, but they did little to For too many Western officials, saved with Turkey. It’s all over. And
American people: they hate sever the relationships. Turks however, to acknowledge Turkey’s you’ll wonder why the Israeli
Americans almost as much as they traditionally looked kindly on Israel turn would be to admit the failure of government doesn’t just shut down
hate Washington. This is no accident. and Jews; of all the peoples of the moderate Islamism. To criticize the embassy and bring the diplomats
From almost day one, Erdogan has Ottoman Empire, the Jews in Erdogan’s motivations would be home, and whether the US is really
encouraged, and his allies have Palestine were one of the few who racist. going to allow Turkey to stay in
financed, a steady stream of anti- had not revolted against the Ottoman … NATO and deliver the F-35 JSF to it
American and anti-Semitic Sultan. In the 1980s and 1990s, Turkey today is an Islamic republic in 2014.
incitement. Certainly, many Turks Turkey and Israel had much in in all but name. Washington, its posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 2:31
opposed the liberation of Iraq in common: both were democracies European allies, and Jerusalem must AM
2003, but this was largely because amid a sea of autocracy. They now come to terms with Turkey as a Hija del Zion para Israel Support
Erdogan bombarded them with anti- enjoyed close diplomatic, economic, potential enemy. Alas, even if the Israel
American incitement before and military relations. So many AKP were to exit the Turkish stage • Fish Tales When I casually read the
Parliament’s vote, which withdrew Israeli tourists visited Turkey that tomorrow, the changes Erdogan’s headline that Sec. of State Hillary
the support promised to the operation. Hebrew signs became ubiquitous in party have made appear irreversible. Clinton was embroiled in a gefilte
Much of Erdogan’s incitement, Turkish cities. It was not uncommon While Turkey was for more than half fish tariff hullabaloo, I thought it was
however, cannot be dismissed as a to hear Hebrew in Istanbul’s Grand a century a buffer between Middle a fish tale conceived of in the spirit of
dispute over the Iraq war. Bazaar or in restaurants along the Eastern extremism and European Purim. Nope. Accordi...
In 2004, Yeni Safak, a newspaper Bosporus. liberalism, today it has become an • Uncle Moishy at Pesach with the
Erdogan endorsed, published an Against such a backdrop, many enabler of extremism and an enemy Perls’ 2006 A video summary of the
enemies list of prominent Jews. In Jewish groups turned a blind eye to of liberalism. Rather than fight Pesach with the Perl's program in
2006, not only did Turkish theaters warning signs of Erdogan’s antipathy terrorists, Turkey embraces them. Grand Island, NY. Our hotel is
headline Valley of the Wolves, a and rationalized Turkey’s outreach to Today’s rhetorical support may located right outside of Niagara Falls.
fiercely anti-American and anti- Hamas and Hezbollah, Syria, Sudan, become tomorrow’s material support. Come for Pesach! Enjoy the food!
Semitic movie that featured a Jewish and Iran. It was not until Erdogan On the world stage, too, Turkey is a Take in...
doctor harvesting the organs of dead exploded at the 2009 Davos World problem. Rather than help diffuse • Surprise: The Left hates India for
Iraqis, but the prime minister’s wife Forum, telling Israeli President Iran’s nuclear program, Erdogan the same reason it hates Israel
also publicly endorsed the film and Shimon Peres “you know well how to encourages it. Surprise: The Left hates India for the
urged all Turks to see it. Turkish kill,” storming off the stage, and Turkey’s anti-Americanism, its same reason it hates Israel
newspapers reported that prominent subsequently accusing Israel of dictatorship, and the inability of This analysis about the American
AKP supporters and Erdogan aides genocide, that Jewish groups Western officials to acknowledge Left's disenchantment with India
financed its production. While much awakened to the change that had reality endanger security. Hard rings true (...
of the Western world boycotted come over Turkey. choices lay ahead: as a NATO
Hamas in the wake of the 2006 Much of the blame for failing to member, Turkey is privy to U.S. Original post source
Palestinian elections in order to force recognize Erdogan’s agenda also lies weaponry, tactics, and intelligence.
it to renounce violence, Erdogan not in the West’s intellectual approach to Any provision of assistance to Turkey
only extended a hand to the group but radical Islam. For too many, the
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Open Borders, Open Pit
by Daniel Greenfield @ the
Sultan Knish blog (Hija del Zion
para Israel - Daughter of Zion
Submitted at 6/26/2010 8:26:00 PM
New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg
seems to have a new exit strategy.
After trying to spread rumors that
suggested he might run for President,
in the hopes that one party or the
other would give him the V.P. spot,
failing and struggling through a third
mayoral election that he promised
would never happen against a
candidate who never bothered to
show up and still almost beat him,
Bloomberg needs a way out.
Sure he’s done a fine job amusing
himself by scattering modern art
atrocities painted day glo colors on
the city hall lawn. He’s made
Manhattan impassable for traffic,
after Albany shot him down on his
commuter tax. But waging a war on
good taste and cars just isn’t enough.
Nor is enthusiastically backing the
Ground Zero mosque, spending
ridiculous amounts of money
overhauling basic city infrastructure are millions of bright and intelligent and servile waiting staffs who are than a fraction of what they’re paid in
like bus stations and firehouses to people around the world — whether happy to have a job. And that’s the US. You don’t even need to care
meet with his idea of architectural they are in China or in Hungary or in exactly the culture they think they’re if they kill themselves.
standards (transparent and on an Germany or something — who want bringing to America. Cheap labor While yuppies crowd into lines to be
angle usually). Now it’s immigration to come to America and live the catering to their whims. They have no the first to get the latest iPhones,
reform. American Dream. idea what reality is, and they don’t those phones are made by Foxconn
Bloomberg has announced the DOOCY: Right, but they can’t. [...] care. workers, hundreds of thousands of
Partnership for a New American This is a political hot potato. How do Bloomberg more cynically makes the migrants, crowded into dormitories,
Economy, which is a fancy way of get past the partisanship that is out case that companies are outsourcing subjected to regulations that would
saying that he’d like to legalize a there and is so biting for a while? because of immigration restrictions not even pass muster in an American
whole lot of Mexican illegal aliens MURDOCH: I think we can show to “Immigrants have always been an prison, who were being paid around
which will somehow lead to a “New the public the benefit of having essential part of America’s economic 135 dollars a month. Pressure on
American Economy”, which is good migrants and the jobs that go with strength,” said Mayor Bloomberg. Apple and Foxconn has doubled
because anything “new” must be them. “This coalition was formed to change salary. Which just means that sooner
better than old. Like New Coke. Or So we’re once again talking about our current immigration policy, or later, Apple will move on to a
New Strain of Diphtheria. Or New major corporations lobbying congress which is undermining our economy country with even cheaper labor. This
Kids on the Block. Joining him are a to ignore the will of the people. and threatening our status as the is likely to happen once China
bunch of CEO’s, including Rupert But Murdoch completely sidesteps world’s leading power. Too many becomes middle class and workers
Murdoch. the fact that importing migrant innovative new companies, and the get used to a base salary and some
It’s not exactly a big secret that the workers does not mean importing jobs they create, are being formed expectations of how they should be
are two reasons we have open “bright and intelligent people”, it overseas because entrepreneurs can’t treated.
borders. The first reason is the means importing people to do bad get a green card to start them here. This already happened in America.
Democratic party’s reliance on and cheap labor, so companies can We need to break the legislative And the only place the clock is turned
importing dependent minority groups cut labor costs and pass them on to stalemate that has taken over back is around illegal aliens. Which is
to build a voting base. The second the taxpayer funding the social Congress if we want the U.S. to exactly why businesses love them.
reason is that the Republican party services for the migrants. That’s remain competitive in the 21st But then they demand that the
spends too much time answering to already the situation that exists today. century.” government legalize them and take
corporations who want open borders. I’m all for importing millions of Again Bloomberg, like Murdoch them off their hands. And then more
The Chamber of Commerce is a big bright and intelligent people, though conflates HB1 type workers (which is illegal aliens are brought in to replace
proponent of open borders, which perhaps not during a major recession. another issue) with what he’s actually them.
makes Bloomberg’s collection of But that’s not what either Democrats proposing, which is the legalization Some corporations are just looking to
CEO’s from Disney (does the Mouse or Republican big business advocates of illegal aliens. We don’t have a lot squash competition from companies
really need migrant workers?), want. What they want are cheap and of illegal aliens holding down those that do employ illegal aliens. Others
Marriot, Hewlett Packard, Boeing, easy people, who can be exploited on kinds of jobs. genuinely believe this is some kind of
American Express, Morgan Stanley the job and at the voting booth. That’s And America has booming solution, which means that they are
and the New York Times (migrants why immigration quotas look the way immigration numbers, yet somehow completely in denial.
could probably do a better and they do. That’s why it’s much easier corporations are still outsourcing. For the mayors the payoff is obvious.
cheaper job of writing their articles) for people from the Third World to Now with huge unemployment Legalization means more federal
and Rupert Murdoch of Newscorp. move here, than for Europeans. figures, are employers really leaving social services dollars and more
DOOCY: The country is so Immigration “reform” has become a America because they can’t find voters come election day, to shoulder
gridlocked around this. What can euphemism for open borders with workers? Is it because we’re denying aside those pesky natives who don’t
business do that Washington, DC has Mexico. And you only need one look citizenship to some sort of specialists want to pay more taxes or see their
not been effective in doing so far? at some of what’s going on in Mexico that can only be found abroad? That’s city implode. As corporations pass
MURDOCH: Well you just gotta and now in border states to see why not the reality of the situation. the cost to the cities, the cities want to
keep the pressure on the that’s a bad idea. This doesn’t bother Corporations outsource because of pass the cost to the Federal
congressmen. You gotta do it on the CEO’s who live in gated the regulatory environment in the US, government, while benefiting from
press and on the television. It’s a communities, get driven to work in which applies high taxes and ladling out federal money to
political thing. They gotta fess up to limousines and think they’re immune minimum wages. You don’t need a supporters in ethnic communities,
it. [...] You gotta recognize that there from the problem. Whose exposure to large human resources staff in China. OPEN page 5
Mexico is through high end resorts You don’t need to pay them more
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The UN must try Iran’s 1988 murderers
by NoahDavidSimon (Hija del of poison gas at Halabja earlier that
Zion para Israel - Daughter of year, and it turned a deaf ear to
Zion for Israel) Amnesty reports about the prison
slaughter (Iranian diplomats claimed
Submitted at 6/26/2010 8:21:00 PM the deaths had occurred in battle). But
I never thought there would be a there is no statute of limitations on
U.K. Guardian article that I thought prosecuting crimes against humanity,
was worth reposting, but it would and the mass murder of prisoners
seem the information I had that made already serving sentences for political
me suspicious of the Green protests must count as one of the
Revolution was true. The leaders of gravest of unpunished crimes. The
the resistance are part of the same fact that they were killed ostensibly
genocidal absolutist regime that now because they did not believe in God –
hunts them down. When will the the God of the ayatollah’s revolution
populists realize that they are pushing – makes their slaughter a form of
hope without reason is the formula genocide: the destruction of a group
for despair and no hope. So why were because of its attitude to religion.
the so called progressives trying to Most of the judges and officials who
market this guy as a good implemented the fatwa are still in
Revolutionary? Wasn’t Arafat of high office in Tehran – under a
Palestine bad enough? supreme leader who, when asked
The mass murderers of 1988 now about killing prisoners replied: “Do
hold power in Tehran. The world you think we should have given them
must make them face justice sweets?” There is still time for the
Geoffrey Robertson guardian.co.uk UN security council to enforce
international law by setting up a court
to try the perpetrators of the prison
This weekend marks the first massacres. This may be a better way
anniversary of the death of to deal with a theocracy whose
democracy in Iran – the rigged behaviour in 1988 provides the best
election which the Supreme Leader reason for concern over its future
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei declared lost behaviour with nuclear weapons.
by reform candidate Mir Hossein • Geoffrey Robertson QC’s report
Mousavi. Afterwards protesters were The Massacre of Political Prisoners in
shot dead in the street and taken for Iran 1988 can be downloaded here.
torture to Tehran’s notorious Evin • This article was amended on 8 June
prison; several have been hanged as 2010. Due to an editing error, the
mohareb– enemies of God. This original incorrectly described the
intolerance of dissent should have MKO – Mujahedin-e Khalq
come as no surprise: this is the same Organisation – as “a guerrilla sunni-
regime that got away with the murder Marxist movement”. This has been
of thousands of political prisoners – in meat trucks to mass graves. Their ordered to carry out the killings. Then corrected. via guardian.co.uk Posted
and has never been called to account. belongings were returned in plastic there is the man who in 1988 was via email from noahdavidsimon’s
It happened in the summer of 1988, bags to their families three months Iran’s prime minister – Mir Hussein posterous
after the war with Iraq ended in a later, but the regime still refuses to Mousavi, today’s reform movement So this was your freedom fighter?
bitter truce. Iran’s prisons were full of reveal the location of the graves and leader. Try supporting Israel. They have
students sentenced for protesting continues to forbid relatives from Mousavi was challenged at election Democracy already.
against Ayatollah Khomeini in the gathering at one site which has been meetings last year by chants of “1988 Hija del Zion para Israel Support
early 1980s – Marxists and leftists of identified in a Tehran cemetery. but has declined to tell what he Israel
all varieties and supporters of the Comparisons between atrocities are knows of the mass murder. In the • Chabad UI: Shabbat shalom! Join
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organisation – a invidious, but this involved almost as course of an inquiry conducted for the the Tiechtel's & Chabad on Campus
guerrilla movement with a different many casualties as Srebrenica and US-based Abdorrahman Boroumand family for services, dinner, friends
version of Islam. They had been was a cold-blooded killing by the Foundation I have come across an and fun, or all of the above!! Chabad
sorted by prison officials into groups state of prisoners after the war had interview he gave to Austrian at UI invites you to Shabbat services
of those who remained “steadfast” in ended. It bears some comparison to television in December 1988. In &/or dinner this...
their political beliefs or who were the death marches of allied prisoners answer to allegations Amnesty • The Virtual Lesson, “Beginning to
apostates. The regime decided they at the end of the second world war – International was making, he study Zohar” , Lesson 15 Lecturer:
should be eradicated so they would the Japanese generals responsible dishonestly said the prisoners were Rav Michael LaitmanDate: 2010-03-
not trouble the postwar government, were sentenced to death at the Tokyo planning an uprising: “We had to 07Video: ENG 57MB Audio: ENG
and Khomeini issued a secret fatwa trials. So who was responsible for the crush the conspiracy – in that respect 10.16MB ...
authorising their execution. Iranian prison slaughter? we have no mercy.” He appealed to • Stupid Jews: Israel upgrades
Revolutionary guards descended on Ayatollah Khomeini is dead. But the western intellectuals to support the Turkish tanks Stupid Jews: Israel
the prisons and a “death committee” three leading figures of his regime are right of revolutionary governments to upgrades Turkish tanks
(an Islamic judge, a revolutionary still very much alive, and available to take “decisive action” against Israel has completed the upgrade of
prosecutor and an intelligence be put on trial in an international enemies. It is an irony that the regime 170 40-year old Turkish tanks to the
ministry official) took a minute or so court. The then president, Ali he defended with such hypocrisy now state of the art (Hat Tip: Sh...
to identify each prisoner, declare Khamenei, is now Iran’s Supreme crushes his own supporters without
them mohareb and direct them to the Leader – the man who endorsed last mercy. Original post source
gallows erected in the prison year’s rigged election. Ali Rafsanjani, But this is what happens when
auditorium, where they were hanged still a powerful political player, was political and military leaders are
six at a time. Later their bodies were then the commander of the vouchsafed impunity. The UN did not
doused in disinfectant and transported Revolutionary Guard, who were bother about Saddam Hussein’s use
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Israeli protesters press Binyamin Netanyahu to
help free abducted soldier Gilad Shalit
by Harriet Sherwood (Hija del decisions.” Asked if “the price” – the women prisoners being held by Israel. Mark Regev, Netanyahu’s
Zion para Israel - Daughter of release of 1,000 Palestinian prisoners The Israeli media is backing the spokesman, said: “We have a
Zion for Israel) – was too high for one soldier, he renewed Shalit family campaign, with responsibility as a government to
said: “The price is not our business to most newspapers urging the bring back Gilad Shalit. But the
Submitted at 6/26/2010 4:06:15 PM deal with.” government to strike a deal over his prime minister also has a collective
Supporters of the soldier seized by An opinion poll published on Friday release. responsibility, and to sign on the
Hamas four years ago begin a march showed that almost 75% of Israelis Intense negotiations – brokered by bottom line of Hamas’s demands
to Jerusalem to secure his freedom support the release of Palestinian the German intelligence agency, the would not be fulfilling that.”
Thousands of Israelis are expected to prisoners serving sentences for BND – to reach an agreement with • Israel
join a 12-day march across the militant attacks in return for Shalit’s Hamas foundered earlier this year. • Hamas
country beginning today to put freedom. Each side blames the other for the • Gaza
pressure on their government to His fate has huge resonance in Israel, impasse. • Binyamin Netanyahu
secure the release of Gilad Shalit, the where military service is a Hamas’s list of prisoners to be
soldier abducted by Hamas four years requirement. Most families can released in exchange for Shalit is Harriet Sherwood
ago. identify closely with the Shalits’ loss. believed to include Marwan guardian.co.uk© Guardian News &
The Shalit family and their Gilad Shalit, then 19, was abducted Barghouti, a popular Fatah leader Media Limited 2010 | Use of this
supporters will set out from their and two other Israeli soldiers killed serving five life sentences, and content is subject to our Terms &
home in Mitzpe Hila, Galilee, and when militants burrowed underneath Ahmed Saadat, leader of the Popular Conditions| More Feeds
take a winding route through Israel to the border in southern Gaza to raid a Front for the Liberation of Palestine, Hija del Zion para Israel Support
Jerusalem. They hope to be joined by military post on 25 June, 2006. who Israel believes was behind the Israel
artists, musicians, rabbis, activists The Shalit family has asked Hamas assassination of tourism minister • Gaza blockade: Israel deports
and “tens of thousands” of ordinary to permit an exchange of letters, Rehavam Zeevi in 2001. “A deal is activists from the Rachel Corrie aid
people. On arrival in Jerusalem, which has been refused, according to on the table,” said Kaufman. “It was … Gaza blockade: Israel deports
Noam Shalit, Gilad’s father, plans to their lawyer Nick Kaufman. The brokered with the full co-operation of activists from the Rachel Corrie aid
establish a protest tent outside the International Red Cross has also been both sides. Israel essentially agreed to ship In stark contrast to Israel's
home of the Israeli prime minister, denied access, which Hamas says release the Palestinian prisoners, but deadly Gaza flotilla raid last week, no
Binyamin Netanyahu, where he has could reveal the soldier’s location, to date Hamas hasn’t given a formal activists aboard t... ...
pledged to remain until his son is leading to an Israeli raid or air strike. response.” • How To Lead a Passover Seder,
freed. Hamas last week claimed it had According to Mahmoud Zahar, a Part 2 How To Lead a Passover
“We don’t see any alternative after allowed Shalit to watch the France v senior Hamas official, negotiations Seder, Part 2...
four years of government failure to Mexico World Cup match. Shalit, came to a halt after the personal • Flowers for Religious Holidays –
obtain the release of my son,” Shalit who has dual Israeli-French intervention of Netanyahu. Zahar told Quality Flower Gifts from Online
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many, many failures, but now it’s France’s defeat, Hamas’s al-Aqsa talking about Shalit but referred to religious festivals is to send a gift or a
time to put public pressure on the satellite TV station reported. earlier comments he had made card. Sending flowers works
government.” There has been no direct proof-of- blaming the Israelis for the incredibly well for any religion.There
The Shalits yesterday released a life evidence since Hamas released a breakdown in negotiations. However, are various flowers associated with
video urging Netanyahu to “pay the video of the soldier last autumn, in there have also been suggestions that part...
price” necessary for Gilad’s release. which he was holding a Palestinian the deal was vetoed by Khaled
In a direct appeal, Noam Shalit says: newspaper dated 14 September 2009, Meshaal, the Hamas leader based in Original post source
“Enough talk. Now is the time for in exchange for the release of 20 Damascus.
Sanctions are not the solution
by Carl in Jerusalem (Hija del same game of delay as they continue Hija del Zion para Israel Support
Zion para Israel - Daughter of with their plans? The problem, it Israel
Zion for Israel) seems, is not merely the absence of • In Israel, Building Community
effective tools to force a change in With Breakfast Walking through the
Submitted at 6/26/2010 2:48:00 PM the Iranians’ conduct but also the will Arab souk (market) in the Old City of
Sanctions are not the solution and determination to use those tools Nazareth feels something like
Congress passed tougher sanctions in a meaningful way. stumbling upon a secret garden. Just a
against Iran this week. We’ve already Obama set the pattern last year — few steps from the throngs of tou...
seen one representative urging withholding support for the Green ...
President Obama to use the sanctions movement, muting the reaction to the • U.S.: 228,000 women have
rather than waive them (and there Qom revelation, and allowing undergone or are at risk for female
were others), but the real key here is deadline after deadline to pass. From genital mutilation U.S.: 228,000
that the sanctions are not the end but all this the mullahs have learned that women have undergone or are at risk
the means for trying to stop Iran from very little is required to hold the U.S. for female genital mutilation
obtaining a nuclear weapon. And at bay and that we are overeager to ...
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programs? And if the Iranians declare Israel groups must make clear that tolerate.
that they will return to the bargaining “containment” is not an option and Indeed. Original post source
table, what is to prevent them, as they that we will use military force and posted by Carl in Jerusalem @ 12:48
did last year, from practicing the provide Israel with unconditional AM
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who return the favor by voting for applying tariffs, a notion that would drowning the middle class in reckless Republican party to get serious,
them. Game, set and match. give those same CEO’s fits. But spending. The bill keeps being passed conservatives need to actually take a
But none of this is good for the unless we can either automate more along. Illegal immigration is just one hard line on it, instead of letting the
economy. Even if we ignore the efficiently, block cheaper products or snapshot of a much bigger problem, Chamber of Commerce and the
social issues, this is hardly the time to educate and organize people that which is the end of responsibility. CATO Institute have the inside track.
promote more unemployment or buying more expensive but better Where leaders once thought Because the road we’re going on now
government spending. Bloomberg made products is the thing to do– the generations ahead, now they hardly has a station coming up, and it’s
and the CEO’s are doing the Obama same process will continue. think a year ahead. And the mountain called Europe. We’re not there yet,
Administration a favor, and I But pushing legalization will of debt rises. Problems aren’t fixed but we’re getting there. And when we
wouldn’t be too surprised if this accomplish nothing except to help anymore, they’re perpetuated and get there, we’ll cease to have a
Partnership for a New American drown the middle class. The south labeled as wise policies. Money is functional economy altogether. All
Economy was even solicited by the relied on slave labor, which created a spent and the bill is passed, and then we’ve have are entitlements,
White House. But their contempt for wider gap between those on the top it’s passed again and again. Until the subsidies and a half-forgotten dream
what the voters actually want is truly and on the bottom. The north relied system breaks down, and then the bill of former glory.
stunning. on immigrant labor in its factories. is passed to someone else. Until Hija del Zion para Israel Support
The marketplace does not reward this Some of those immigrants were finally something that is too big to Israel
strange combination of workplace treated almost as badly as the slaves, fail, actually does fail, and there’s no • Torah Tidbits Shavuot...
regulation and immigration but they did have enough mobility to one bigger around to bail it out. • Tribes Mezuzah from the Artazia
deregulation. It’s like pouring water be able to move up or to have their Real leadership requires recognizing Collection #691 GM OM Each
through a blocked hose. All you’re children and grandchildren move up the nature of a problem, and to Mezuzah Case is truly like a
going to do is break the hose. That’s into the middle class. But that same understand both the positive and miniature artwork. Measures 4.25"
what has been happening to the process can no longer work, when the negative consequences of every High by 1.25" wideHand painting,
American economy, as businesses middle class is being taxed to proposed solution. Illegal with a variety of materials
import cheap labor in a system where subsidize a dependent lifestyle for the immigration for cheap labor is the meticulously arranged insideCan be
cheap labor is illegal. That has driven people on the bottom. As a result dark side of an American Dream mounted indoors or outdoors under ...
the growth of illegal labor and off the those in the middle are sinking and achieved through regulating business. • Fayyad the faker If there is any
books jobs in ethnic communities. those on the bottom have no real Legalization is as pointless as Palestinian Arab politician who is
But all that means is people using the incentive to rise. If they want pointing to a factory’s polluted regarded as untouchable by the
system’s social services, without consumer products, there are credit groundwater runoff and talking up its Western media, it is PA prime
paying into it. Immigration “reform” cards. If they want homes, the benefits. It redefines the problem and minister Salim Fayyad. Article after
advocates argue that legalization will government will subsidize their ignores its negative consequences. article praises him as an economic
fix this by having them pay into the mortgage. That is not leadership. That is spin. reformer who is ...
system. What they ignore is the fact The American Dream increasingly And we’re drowning in it.
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