Here are the Blogs in the Geoffrey Clarfield category.
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Monday, 3 November 2014
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President George W. Bush meets with Prince Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi Ambassador to the United States, on August 27, 2002, at Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas. Lawrence Wright writes in the New Yorker: On the bottom floor of the United States Capitol’s new underground visitors’ center, there ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/03/2014 2:59 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Sunday, 2 November 2014
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We now have a generation of under fifty year old who confuse image with reality, art with life, but life always has a habit of hitting back. From Vocativ: Jeffrey Stiles of Muskegon, Michigan, was clearly feeling pleased with the zombie costume he’d pulled together to attend a Halloween party last Saturday ...Read More...
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Posted on 11/02/2014 11:26 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 31 October 2014
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I remember celebrating Halloween in Toronto during the 1950s and 1960s. Back then, we knew that in some way it was also a serious Christian ritual with a slightly different name (All Hallows’ Eve), honored by the Catholic Church and some Protestant sects. However, it was its secular nature and pagan ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/31/2014 2:30 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 30 October 2014
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Kenneth Levin writes: The recent vote in Britain’s Parliament to recognize a Palestinian state (passed by 274 to 12) is, we are told, of no real consequence. Prime Minister Cameron’s government has said it signals no change in British policy. But the vote was promoted by anti-Israel voices in ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/30/2014 2:07 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 30 October 2014
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A serious argument, worthy of slow, serious consideration at the American Conservative. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/30/2014 1:42 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Thursday, 23 October 2014
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In Mosaic magazine: How has the tumult in the Middle East affected the debate over Israel’s territorial requirements? For an answer, Mosaic approached Dore Gold, head of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, who has long promoted the concept of defensible borders primarily as a means of meeting ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/23/2014 5:17 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 18 October 2014
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See here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/18/2014 6:11 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 17 October 2014
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See the whole disturbing article here -   ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/17/2014 5:17 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Friday, 17 October 2014
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
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Well, well, well... US troops and Iraqi police were wounded by exposure to abandoned chemical weapons in 2004-11 in a series of incidents largely kept quiet by the Pentagon, a US newspaper has reported. The New York Times said the weapons were built by Saddam Hussein's regime during the 1980s ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2014 6:09 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 15 October 2014
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Richard Sencer writes in the Telegraph via the National Post: ISIS jihadists have tried to justify seizing thousands of Yazidi women in northern Iraq and offering them to fighters as sex slaves. When stories of mass murder and enslavement first emerged in August there were suggestions they might ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/15/2014 6:03 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 8 October 2014
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A Catholic intellectual on the challenge of ISIS here.   ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/08/2014 1:57 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 6 October 2014
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Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park is home to the largest number of wild animals in any one place in the world. The pastoral Maasai tribe who live around the park call it “Serengit,” which means endless plain. It is what the Earth looked like when our ancestors left this rift valley country a mere 50,000 ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2014 5:53 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 6 October 2014
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From the Business Insider: Islamic militants in Iraq have created slave markets, trading and selling women and children of Christian and Yazidi groups, according to UN investigators. At least 2,500 women and children have been imprisoned, sexually abused and sold for around $10 each by Isis slavers. The ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/06/2014 2:48 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 4 October 2014
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From Pacific Standard: It’s something of a paradox. Romantic attraction is a mysterious thing, with people in love often reporting to feeling a certain “chemistry” between them. And yet, in the great majority of cases, we end up with long-term mates who share our political ideology—a practical choice, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/04/2014 7:11 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Lest we forget. From the Brooklyn Public Library website: We have grown accustomed--too accustomed perhaps--to thinking of Brooklyn as the borough that integrated baseball, a borough dominated politically by Democrats, in which liberal and left-wing politics historically have flourished. But a recent ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2014 2:19 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Saturday, 27 September 2014
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A bit of good news in England from the BBC: Tory MP Mark Reckless has said he is leaving his party to join UKIP, announcing his decision on the eve of the Conservatives' conference. The Rochester and Strood MP told the UKIP conference he had resigned as an MP, triggering a by-election. He said ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/27/2014 4:14 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014
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Today Jews celebrate the New Year. At the family dinner table the Kiddush, or the blessing over the wine, will be recited. The Sabbath version includes the following verses, which are as relevant now as they were at the dawn of civilization and are worth bearing in mind when we think of the suffering ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/24/2014 9:33 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 22 September 2014
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Olivia Chow is running for mayor of Toronto. Story here. ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2014 5:12 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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Monday, 22 September 2014
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Mudar Zahran writes at Gatestone: "If Hamas does not like you for any reason all they have to do now is say you are a Mossad agent and kill you." — A., a Fatah member in Gaza. "Hamas wanted us butchered so it could win the media war against Israel showing our dead children on TV and then get ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/22/2014 5:06 PM by Geoffrey Clarfield
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