Talking about proposed changes to Social Security:
We will never have peace in the Middle East if the U.S. continues to turn a blind eye to this:
The Military Advocate General (MAG ) is delaying the publication of an internal report from a year ago which shows that most of the West Bank outpost of Derekh Ha’avot is on private Palestinian land. The report, a copy of which was obtained by Haaretz, indicates that 60 percent of the Etzion Bloc community is on Palestinian farmland.
The outpost, also known as Nativ Ha’avot, was established in early 2001 and is home to about 35 families. In 2002, the Palestinian landowners petitioned the High Court of Justice for the return of their land. A government team appointed to conduct a land ownership survey never completed its work.
The more I read about the Sandusky story, the more puzzled I get. As a parent, I always had my antenna out for pedos. I refused to allow my oldest son to go on a Cub Scout camping trip unless his dad went with him. (My husband accused me of being ridiculous for saying I thought one of the adults involved was a perv. “He’s not married, he doesn’t have kids and he’s hanging around a bunch of little kids in his spare time,” I told him. “What is wrong with this picture?” Ten years later, that same pack leader was picked up for multiple child rapes.)
When my younger son was invited to audition for the city boys choir, I said no. Didn’t have the money (lots of rich kids in there!), didn’t have the time to drive him to practice, but mostly, I knew that boys’ choirs were notorious magnets for pedophiles. Anyone who reads the paper can figure this out. (Unfortunately, most people don’t read the paper.)
Check out this great bluegrass cover of Lady Gaga by Patrick Goble and Donovan Kirkpatrick: