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Ceasefire in Gaza Broken - Poodlebrain
Who would have guessed that rockets would be fired into Israel from Gaza? [link=(http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/19/israel-launches-air-strikes-gaza-ceasefire)]LINK[/link] [link=(http://www.foxnews.com/world/2014/08/19/israel-palestinians-try-to-hammer-out-gaza-deal-as-cease-fire-extende...


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Germans Spying on American Officials - Poodlebrain
[link=(http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/german-secret-agents-listened-in-on-hillary-clinton-and-john-kerrys-calls-20140817-1050ho.html)]LINK[/link][quote]The German Foreign Intelligence Agency has admitted tapping "at least one" phone call each by US Secretary of State John Kerry and...


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Casualty Counts in Gaza - Poodlebrain
trackfan, you asked the question:[quote]The 70-80% figure is the number the U.N. has been going with. Do you have a source that breaks down the casualties?[/quote]According to a recent article by a non-Zionist source:[quote]Al-Kidra uses a very broad definition of civilians, saying the term applies...


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Better Together? Maybe Not - Poodlebrain
[quote]The East Baton Rouge Parish school system is projecting it will spend nearly $29 million more than it takes in during the 2014-15 fiscal year unless it makes cuts. To help make up the difference, Superintendent Bernard Taylor has directed principals of the 80-plus schools to cut 4 percent ...


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Taylor proposes restructuring EBR school system - Poodlebrain
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/8778289-125/story.html)]LINK[/link] So the 80 Principals in the EBRPSS will now be expected to perform a budgeting/prioritizing function that they have zero training or experience doing. Even if 80% of the Principals do a satisfactory job of allocating their allot...


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Television News and Gates' Book... - Poodlebrain
I saw news broadcasts this evening on three different networks, and all of them had a story on former Secretary of Defense William Gates' book. Each of the newscasts made mention of Gates' criticism of Joe Biden. None of them mentioned Gates' criticism of Hillary Clinton. What were the odds of th...


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French Conclude Arafat Was Not Poisoned - Poodlebrain
Trackfan will be along shortly to explain why the French experts are wrong....


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Media Attention Toward JFK Assassination - Poodlebrain
Why do our so-called news agencies devote so much time and energy to a 50 year old story and so little time and energy getting candid answers about current events? More detailed personal information about JFK's dalliances is published than information about Barack Obama when he was running for Pres...


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Obama's Healthcare Team - Poodlebrain
I heard an excerpt from Jay Carney in which he referred to Obama's team of experts who are going to solve the problems with the healthcare.gov website. And I thought to myself, when did they become Obama's team? I don't recall them being described in those terms before. Weren't they his team when...


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LSU Recruiting Board
Noel Ellis and His Impact on Recruiting - Poodlebrain
I checked the NCAA website for statistics, and it reports Ellis has played in 5 games for Texas A&M with no passes broken up or intercepted. Wasn't he supposed to make an immediate impact? He even got the cute nickname Ellis Island for his supposed cover skills. He has had less of an impact for T...


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What is the Address for the Health Insurance Exchange? - Poodlebrain
Why hasn't there been a campaign of television and radio advertisements for the website(s) for the health insurance exchanges? Today is the launch date for these critical elements of the Affordable Care Act, but I'm dependent on Google for getting to the appropriate website....


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IRS Scandal Not Exactly Solved As Rep. Cummings Claimed... - Poodlebrain
Last week Rex was thrilled to pronounce that the IRS scandal had been solved [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/display.aspx?sp=42508333&s=2&p=42508333#42508333)]LINK[/link], but it turns out not to be the case [link=(http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IRS_INVESTIGATION?SITE=LABAT&SECT...


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Food and Drink Board
New Love For Alexander's Higland Market - Poodlebrain
I just got home from shopping there. I bought about 6 lbs of veal chops and 15 lbs of USDA prime ribeye for $8.99/lb. I know what will be getting grilled for Father's Day. Some 1-1/2 inch thick ribeye steaks....


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Lois Lerner Lied in Her Statement to Congress - Poodlebrain
"I have not violated any IRS rules or regulations, and I have not provided false information to this or any congressional committee," statement of Lois Lerner to Congressional Committee on May 22, 2013. The Internal Revenue Manual is the primary, official source of IRS "instructions to staff" tha...


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How Often Does Jay Carney Get Away With Lying To The Press? - Poodlebrain
Jay Carney had to backtrack yesterday with respect to when the White House learned about the IRS targeting conservative organizations. He had to admit that the Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Counsel were informed of the IG report and its contents on April 12, 2013. However, ...


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Oh No, Bitcoins Trading <$100... - Poodlebrain
I just checked and Bitcoins were trading at $98.00 at 9:18CDT....


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Question About Visitors From California - Poodlebrain
At lunch today I was having a conversation with a friend. Somehow the topic of California came up, and he told me his wife handles corporate accounts for an extended stay hotel. Quite frequently the hotel hosts people in town working on film projects. On more than one occasion his wife has been a...


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Bitcoins Will Establish New Economic Aristocracy - Poodlebrain
[quote]Thus, Bitcoin is only “peer-to-peer” in the sense of the British Peerage system. Bitcoin “commoners” must appeal to their “lords” who have sufficient means to judge on validity of transactions and to seal those transactions as valid, likely for a fee." (http://www.pds.ewi.tudelft.nl/~victor/b...


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More Palestinian Delusions - Poodlebrain
The Palestinians chief negotiator let slip their demand for peace.[quote]"We really hope that President Obama and Secretary Kerry can succeed in reviving a meaningful peace process, succeed in having Netanyahu saying the sentence that he accepts the two states in the 1967 borders," Erekat said. "We ...


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Where Are All The <50%ers Accepting Job Offers? - Poodlebrain
There was a thread asking where are all the jobs being created by 1%ers, and it got me to thinking about jobs that are unfilled. How many of you know people who are choosing not to work because they beleive they are worth more money than any job offered to them?...


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