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Your link is broken - for "who leapt at the early reports "

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A girl can dream…

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Great piece on the “jump the gun” declarations of terrorism.

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Quick thought on Santos: he could be lying, shouldn’t we find out? Remember why Cawthorn got drummed out? He was repugnant the entire time but once he spilled the tea on blow and orgies then they swing the sword.

Once An Accident, Twice A Coincidence, Three Times A Pattern.

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Appears to be more like Alice in Wonderland until you realize it’s a very old, thick and growing Swamp. Murky indeed.

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I first heard the news of this crash from CBS.I like to get the news from many sources,CBS,NBC,CNN and Washington Post.I don't consider FOX to be news but just opinion.That said,everybody reported that it could be terrorism.I'm not sure this started from FOX as you stated, but I have no doubt that they would really run with it.Whenever a media outlet like CNN,NY Times or Washington Post get their stories wrong, they admit it,appologize for it and then take actions to correct it.When this happens at FOX,you get silence.This is par for the course for FOX just as it is for their leader Donald Trump."Birds of a feather flock together.

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You can say that again!

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As for Gaetz, I’m in line with the Republicans on this and wish them speedy success.

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"Anti-Israel students then created a group chat, according to a senior at the school quoted in the report. “Hundreds of kids” then “flooded into hallways,...chanting, jumping, shouting, and waving Palestinian flags or banners.”"

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As a country, we are doomed based on actions taken by some high school and college students, who apparently have nothing that they need to be studying to better themselves. IMO, these "protesters," especially at the high school level, have no real clue as to what they are actually condemning, they are just mindlessly parroting others.

At the high school level, the bovine scat being spread cannot be more than echoes of what they are seeing and hearing from either their parents (who deserve to be investigated by child protective services for abusing the mental health of their kids by teaching hate) or by teachers who *should* know better than to conflate a people -- Palestinians -- with a known terrorist organization -- Hamas, but don't care because to condemn Hamas violates progressive talking points of Israeli genocide and Ethnic Cleansing. (Maybe these "educators" should look up the definition of "genocide" and compare it to what the Israeli leadership is doing -- morally questionable at best but not genocide -- and the Hamas covenant that *specifically* calls for Palestine, and then the entire Middle East, to be made judenrein.) These so-called adults are doing nothing more than poisoning impressionable minds by their spewing of their hate. These teachers need to be sanctioned in some manner and the students involved should be suspended for disrupting classes (see below regarding consequences).

At the college level, the trend of so many professors moving further and further towards "progressivism," and their involvement in intimidating those they deem not progressive enough, needs to stop. While proclaiming their leftist beliefs they are showing themselves to be as illiberal as those who dwell in the MAGAverse. A primary function of colleges and universities is to encourage a healthy discussion on differences of opinions. Anyone, professor or student, who bucks the on-campus preferred ideology is either othered or ostracized, or self-censors to avoid conflict (especially professors who can and likely will be removed from the faculty for wrongthink). To make matters worse, administrators take no actions to prevent the activists from bullying those students who came to the school for an education and not to improve their CVs by being willing foot-soldiers for a cause. The students must be made aware that they will be held accountable for their actions, that there are consequences for what they do. If they don't learn this lesson now they will constantly be reminded by their future employers who don't take kindly to employee disruptions. (BTW, this complaint of professors who stray so far from the core purposes of college: education, preparing the students to live in the non-academic world and to open their minds to new ideas, applies to schools with a conservative lean also.)

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Thank you Charlie. Excellent post today.

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Our dear Leader of His Majesty's Loyal Opposition, Pierre Poilievre, Conservative Party of Canada, rose in the House of Commons that afternoon to demand to know what the Prime Minister was doing about this "terrorist" attack at the Rainbow Bridge. When a Canadian journalist confronted him later with the facts, Poilievre complained about left-wing media bias and doubled down on his previous bullshit. You guys don't have the monopoly on stupid.

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Look for Fox News to plug George Santos into a prime-time evening slot. The man is a natural.

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Fact-check( and spell- check) Republicans!

This is an anti-Biden sentiment. They are trying to prove our borders

are unsafe. If you listen to them, expect a terrorist under every bed.Well then, another war should maybe be started?!

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Oh, Kari.... The first line of that tweet! "Dr. Freud... Paging Dr. Freud..."

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Forget about HAL. It's FOX. AI* Artificial Information....

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Another great piece from you, Charlie, one that I will share. I agree with you 98.8% of the time (I didn't agree with your take on withdrawing from Afghanistan, for instance), but there is one thing in this piece on which I would pump the brakes a bit, namely Heaton's tweet. After reciting a litany of generalizations, which I suppose is unavoidable in a tweet that is supposed to prompt discussion, she calls people whose views are different from hers regarding Hamas and Israel "brainwashed" and refraining from uttering the same condemnations that she does "afraid." That doesn't sound like someone who really wants to hear and process different perspectives on the matter.

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