Were there Terrorists on the Altalena?

Before former Israel Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated, he said something like this:  “There will be no peace in the Middle East until Palestine does to its terrorists what we have done to ours.”

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Deconforming Bombs Melting into Invisibility

Are we nearing the Age of the Bionic Warrior God with the recent news of electrodes that melt in your brain, not in your mouth?  The notion that science is able to deconform objects from one state to another is both delightful and alarming.

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Are USS Warships Serving as Prison Hulks?

I was alarmed to read yesterday that up to 17 United States Navy warships may have been used to detain terror suspects by hiding them from international scrutiny, and the legal system, on “black water” prison ships — creating, in an alarming way — terrorist detainment camps in military hulks.  Are the USS Bataan and USS Peleliu the new Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay?


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Rachael Ray and Her Dunkin' Donuts Terrorist Scarf

The conservative moaning over the Dunkin’ Donuts advertisement starring Rachael Ray is incredibly dismissive of reality and prejudiced against secular facts.  The scarf Ms. Ray was wearing in the advertisement was not a “terrorist wrap” in any way and she, and Dunkin’ Donuts, should’ve publicly condemned the conservative effort to shut down their right to express their taste and style to make a dollar.

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Celebrate the Dead, Mourn the Living

During July 2001, my wife and I were searching for a new apartment in Jersey City, New Jersey. After 14 years of living in New York City: Manhattan in Morningside Heights near Columbia University and Saint John the Divine; Alphabet City; the Bronx’s Co-Op City, we decided it was time for a change. We wanted more room for less money. We found a great real estate Broker named Gertrude who, in turn, found us a beautiful new place to live.

October 1999.

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