Monthly Archives: December 2010

THE ESCAPE, PART 8


THE MINEFIELD Once back in the campground for dinner and the night, we began to plot the next step.  We were all quite tense, because we knew that meant tackling the border proper. The next subject on the agenda was … Continue reading

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DESIGNED BY COMMUNITY ORGANIZERS


Great Britain, in the grip of the worst winter in decades, is having serious problems with “green” heating systems (h/t American Thinker). These new and progressive designs that promised to reduce customers’ “carbon footprints” as well as electrical bills, had … Continue reading

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THE ESCAPE, PART 7


SOME REFLECTIONS ON THE KLEIN FAMILY Okay, I am going to be a spoilsport and pause here in order to insert a section on my father and his family.  Hopefully, this will explain his hunger for freedom which was so … Continue reading

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MORE SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE


According to Associated Press and USA Today (h/t Prison Planet), a TSA agent stole five laptops and a PlayStation in March 2009 while processing airline passengers at Philadelphia International.  He was reported, tried and sentenced to a fine and five … Continue reading

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THE ESCAPE, PART 6


DARUVAR AND ISTRIA The people in Daruvar we went to visit were acquaintances of the Žemlička family, good friends of ours who lived in the small town of Čelákovice near Prague.  We got to know them thanks to Dad’s surgical … Continue reading

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LBJ – A RIGHTEOUS GENTILE


An interesting blivet showed up in my e-mail inbox today: a reference to tapes released in 2008 and initially reported on by AP, that shed light Lyndon Baines Johnson’ attitude toward Jews.  It’s a worthwhile read.  The lyndonjohnsonandisrael blog, which … Continue reading

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GLOBAL WARMING – AGAIN


The march of the warmists continues undisturbed by science.  James Hansen, of NASA, claims that 2010 is the warmest year on record.  To which The Telegraph pointedly adds: “…as long as you don’t take its temperature.” And, according to the … Continue reading

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THE ESCAPE, PART 5


THROUGH HUNGARY INTO YUGOSLAVIA In the morning, we had breakfast, packed up and got on the road again.  Our route took us past the famed Lake Balaton, a storied vacation spot where we had spent some summers before, visiting Dad’s … Continue reading

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FREE COMMUNICATIONS MAY NOW COST US


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today adopted a so-called net neutrality rule, a.k.a. Open Internet, that will, at minimum, allow Internet Service Providers to charge customers according to the bandwidth amount they use.  The vote was apparently along party lines, … Continue reading

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SPECIAL RULES FOR SPECIAL PEOPLE?


Julian Assange’s lawyer is upset that information about him from Swedish police files was leaked to the press.  He cites “political reasons” behind the leaks (apparently, an unfair thing) and plan to lodge a formal complaint with the Swedish government. … Continue reading

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