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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Here are three things to understand about the regional politics of Trump's Jerusalem gambit. 1) There is no real peace process to disrupt 2) The recognition does matter for U.S. regional strategy 3) Regional politics will determine whether the gamble succeeds read more


The House of Representatives passed a bill that would enable gun owners who legally carry concealed firearms in one state to carry them in the other 49 states, sending a major expansion of gun rights to the Senate, where it faces deep opposition from Democrats.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Donald Trump found an unusual ally Tuesday night as Trevor Noah tackled the problematic Elizabeth Warren behavior that spawned the president's "Pocahontas" nickname. Noah then made the most unnerving pronouncement of all: "As weird as it is to say, in his own racially offensive way, Donald Trump was being woke."


After Hurricane Maria damaged thousands of homes in Puerto Rico, a newly created Florida company won more than $30 million in federal contracts to provide emergency tarps and plastic sheeting for repairs. But the company, Bronze Star LLC, never delivered those urgently needed supplies. According to an exclusive report by the Associated Press report, the Federal Emergency Management Agency terminated the contracts this month, without paying any money, and re-started the process to supply more tarps for the US territory. read more


Wednesday, November 22, 2017

A Colorado regulator on Monday fined Uber with a nearly $9 million penalty, after an investigation revealed that 57 people with criminal and motor vehicle offenses were allowed to drive with the ride-hailing company. The commission said it found 57 drivers had issues that should've disqualified them from driving for Uber, including felony convictions for driving under the influence and reckless driving, while others had revoked, suspended or canceled licenses.


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Lets see who thinks the Two State solution is impossible given the reality of the situation:

Here's Obama saying it's impossible: www.newsweek.com

Here's Abbas saying it: www.timesofisrael.com

Here's Abba's rival saying it: www.middleeastmonitor.com

Here's Hotovely: www.israelnationalnews.com

Here's Yaakov Katz: www.nydailynews.com (Peace Now agreed his estimates are reasonable)

Here's the NIE declaring Israel occupation of lands impossible to roll back if let continue to 2016: www.newyorker.com (hint: they didn't roll them back, and it's 2017)

Here's a military analysis of the fallout from the 6 day war saying the entire idea has been a fool's errand from the beginning: www.bloomberg.com

The death of the Two State solution has been a long time in the making. Trump is just the nail in the coffin. It's time to get over it and move on to what the real solutions will be.

www.cnn.com

"The Justice Department announced Tuesday that it has begun a federal rule-making process that could reinterpret the legality of certain bump fire stock devices, a piece of equipment that enabled the Las Vegas gunman in October to fire on concertgoers more rapidly, mimicking automatic fire.

The announcement comes the day before the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is set to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the device and amid calls from legislators to prevent the future sale of the part."

"Bump stocks were approved for sale under a 2010 memo from the ATF's Firearms Technology Branch. Because the device "performs no automatic mechanical function when installed" and the shooter must still apply "constant" forward and rearward pressure to a gun equipped with one, the memo said the agency found the bump stock was a "firearm part," and therefore not regulated under federal gun laws."

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