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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:26 pm

lung functions might be fine, but brain functions... another story.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:26 pm

Uproar after Jewish American newspaper publisher suggests Israel assassinate Barack Obama
Op-ed in Atlanta Jewish Times says the slaying of the president may be an effective way to thwart Iran's nuclear program.

EW YORK - The owner and publisher of the Atlanta Jewish Times, Andrew Adler, has suggested that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu consider ordering a Mossad hit team to assassinate U.S. President Barack Obama so that his successor will defend Israel against Iran.

Adler, who has since apologized for his article, listed three options for Israel to counter Iran’s nuclear weapons in an article published in his newspaper last Friday. The first is to launch a pre-emptive strike against Hamas and Hezbollah, the second is to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities and the third is to “give the go-ahead for U.S.-based Mossad agents to take out a president deemed unfriendly to Israel in order for the current vice president to take his place and forcefully dictate that the United States’ policy includes its helping the Jewish state obliterate its enemies.”

Adler goes on to write: “Yes, you read “three correctly.” Order a hit on a president in order to preserve Israel’s existence. Think about it. If have thought of this Tom-Clancy-type scenario, don’t you think that this almost unfathomable idea has been discussed in Israel’s most inner circles?”

Adler apologized yesterday for the article, saying “I very much regret it; I wish I hadn’t made reference to it at all,” Adler told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. And in an interview with Gawker.com, Adler denied that he was advocating an assassination of Obama.

The American Jewish Committee in Atlanta last night issued a harsh condemnation of Adler’s article, saying that his proposals are “shocking beyond belief.”

"While we acknowledge Mr. Adler's apology, we are flabbergasted that he could ever say such a thing in the first place. How could he even conceive of such a twisted idea?" said Dov Wilker, director of AJC Atlanta. "Mr. Adler surely owes immediate apologies to President Obama, as well as to the State of Israel and his readership, the Atlanta Jewish community."
Abraham Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, also blasted Adler on Friday, saying "There is absolutely no excuse, no justification, no rationalization for this kind of rhetoric. It doesn't even belong in fiction. These are irresponsible and extremist words. It is outrageous and beyond the pale. An apology cannot possibly repair the damage. Irresponsible rhetoric metastasizes into more dangerous rhetoric. The ideas expressed in Mr. Adler's column reflect some of the extremist rhetoric that unfortunately exists -- even in some segments of our community -- that maliciously labels President Obama as an 'enemy of the Jewish people.' Mr. Adler's lack of judgment as a publisher, editor and columnist raises serious questions as to whether he's fit to run a newspaper."
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby wrveres » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:05 pm

yeah public unions
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:32 pm

none of that will do him any good when he's killed in prison
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby GiantsFan14 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:41 pm

StlSluggers wrote:none of that will do him any good when he's killed in prison


we can only hope.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:05 pm

wrveres wrote:yeah public unions



umm.. WTF?!?! this is one of the worst stories I have ever read. i hope this guy goes to prison and gets his fare share of the Andy DuFresne treatment.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby TheRock » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:18 pm

It's been a weird news week. You hear about this ?

And then there's this guy.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:32 pm

That adoption story is a good one. I like the Florida Adoption Administrations take on it [paraphrased]: "It's horrible and brilliant."

That dude's just sleaze all around. :-t
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby lastingsgriller » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:41 pm

StlSluggers wrote:That adoption story is a good one. I like the Florida Adoption Administrations take on it [paraphrased]: "It's horrible and brilliant."

That dude's just sleaze all around. :-t


meh.. that adoption sh*t most likely will not fly in court. (assuming that there is opposition to it by the founders and other heirs in the estate). Tax/estate cases are generally judged by the spirit of the law rather than the letter of the law (meaning, in short, the even if there is no specific language forbidding an action, the fact that you are deliberately acting to avoid specific language is reason enough for you to be ruled against)

this is the same reason that KPMG got in all that that trouble some years back. they were harboring clients money in carribean accounts and using those accounts as shelters from US taxation. they did it in a tricky way that avoided specific language, but were still indicted as they were violating the spirit of tax shelter laws.
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Re: News of the weird/funny/pointless

Postby StlSluggers » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:03 pm

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