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Mid-Morning Open Thread | Main | North Korea's Underground Test Site Collapses, Killing 200
October 31, 2017

The Morning Rant: J.V. Edition

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Israel must be a really bad place. Worse than North Korea or Iran or Myanmar or Sudan or Venezuela. I mean, they let gays live, and let Arabs vote, and even allow churches and mosques. And worst of all, they have plenty of food, and free speech too! I can see why the world wants to fling poo at them.
Israeli Judo Champion Wins Gold In Abu Dhabi, Which Won't Acknowledge Israel. So He Sings Israeli National Anthem Himself.
When Tal Flicker, the Israeli judo champion, won the gold medal in Abu Dhabi, which refused to play the Israeli national anthem or display the flag of Israel, and played the theme of the International Judo Federation instead, he decided he would protest in the only way left to him: he quietly sang the Israeli national anthem himself.

Those of you who have been to Israel understand that the most fervent desire of most Israelis is to have a good life; peaceful and productive and interesting. The idea that Israel fixates on the "Palestinian problem" is laughable. What they want is security and peace. That the world not only does not recognize this, but actively pursues policies that marginalize a vibrant pluralistic democracy, simply because it is Jewish, makes a mockery of the platitudes often spoken about the Holocaust. They are just pissed that Hitler wasn't more successful.


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It's official: there is at least one thing the French won't surrender to....market forces.
France Is Running Out of Butter for Its Croissants
The issue is purely French and is related to the fact that there’s a price war raging between French retailers,” Thierry Roquefeuil, chairman of the milk-producers’ federation FNPL, said in a phone interview from his farm near Figeac, in Southwestern France. “French retailers refuse to increase prices, even by few cents, even for butter. Dairy producers see that there’s an outside demand at higher prices so they sell abroad, and rightfully so.

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Hamas Terrorists Killed By Bad Hummus With Stale Pita And Lots Of C4...But Mostly Lots Of C4
Israel Blows Up Terror Tunnel, Kills Terrorists
And where did these terror tunnels often originate? Come on...you can guess.
On Sunday, Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Danny Danon announced that there was a tunnel underneath a Gaza school run by the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees. He accused Hamas of using UNRWA facilities as “terror bases” and Gazan children as “human shields,” adding, “Yet another terror tunnel under an UNRWA schoolyard. This is what Hamas rule looks like and this is more proof of the double war crime committed as terror tunnels are built to attack Israelis, while using the children of Gaza as human shields.”

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