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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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"The 'genius' who has stopped questioning has degenerated into a fool."

--- Binyamin L. Jolkovsky


[ T O P  S T O R I E S ]

Seriously Funny
Lost in Translation
By Mordechai Schiller

Travails -- and travels -- in trying to be true

That 'Special Relationship'
Israel, US say it's business as usual as warplane plant unveiled
By Dan Williams

But is it? Deal was finalized two years ago under different Secretary of Defense

War on Jihad
Head of UK's National Security Agency warns U.S. Tech Companies Are Shielding Terrorist Activity

By Lauren Walker

What he wants and how it will impact private companies

Personal Growth
What does sarcasm say about you?
By Kim Giles

Why we use sarcasm --- how to stop it and how to handle it on the receiving end

Which online broker is the best fit for you?
By Nellie S. Huang

We surveyed 10 firms and analyzed each in seven broad areas

Consumer Intelligence
Strengths and Weaknesses of Top Online Traders
By Nellie S. Huang

More info to help you make an informed pick

Regular vs. Diet Soda: Is One Worse For You Than The Other?
By Dana Dovey

Diet soda is zero calories, but it's coming packed with other risks that affect your health. Before reaching for a can to curb your hunger and satisfy your taste buds, read this

Gezunt/ On Health
At-Home Blood Pressure Monitors Are Not To Be Trusted
By Justin Caba

Health care professionals recommend that adults have their blood pressure monitored regularly

Ess, Ess/ Eat, Eat!
The Kosher Gourmet
By Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan

A 30-minute French dish of depth --- both flavor and sophistication: Coq au Vin

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[ W O R T H  1 0 0 0  W O R D S  ]

Ripleys Believe It Or Not!
Andy Capp
The Born Loser
Frank & Ernest
The Grizzwells
Moderately Confused
One Big Happy
Prickly City
The Wizard of Id

Robert Arial
Nate Beeler
Lisa Benson
Chip Bok
Cameron Cardow
Glenn Foden
Joe Heller
Jerry Holbert
Jeff Koterba
Jimmy Margulies
Jimmy Margulies BONUS!
Gary McCoy
Gary McCoy BONUS!
Rick McKee
Steve Sack
Jeff Stahler
Dana Summers
Michael Ramirez

[ L I F E S T Y L E S ]

Living Smart by Angie Hicks: How to deal confidently with contractor upselling

Ask Doctor K by Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.: 'Good' germs can be beneficial to our health

Consumer Reports® on JWR: Secrets to dealing with devastating messes

Marilyn Penn: When Do-Gooders Do Bad

Monica Crowley: The Virus of Relentless Politics

[ T O D A Y  I N  H I S T O R Y ]

On this day in . . .

1605, the "Gunpowder Plot" failed as Guy Fawkes was seized before he could blow up the English Parliament

1862, during the Civil War: Abraham Lincoln removes George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time

1872, in defiance of the law, suffragist Susan B. Anthony votes for the first time, and is later fined $100

1895, Rochester attorney George Selden wins U.S. Patent No. 549,160 for an "improved road engine" powered by a "liquid-hydrocarbon engine of the compression type." With that, as far as the government was concerned, George Selden had invented the car --- though he had never built a single one

1990, Rabbi Meir Kahane, founder of the Jewish Defense League in America and the Kach movement in Israel, is assassinated by a practitioner of that "religion of peace" after a speech at a Manhattan hotel

1995, Andre Dallaire attempts to assassinate Jean Chretien; he is thwarted when the Prime Minister's wife locks the door

1996, President of Pakistan Farooq Ahmed Khan Leghari dismisses the government of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and dissolves the National Assembly of Pakistan

1998, the U.N. Security Council unanimously demanded that Iraq resume cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors immediately

1999, U.S. District Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson declared Microsoft Corp. a monopoly, saying the software giant's aggressive actions were "stifling innovation" and hurting consumers. (Jackson later ordered Microsoft broken up into two companies, but the Justice Department subsequently said it was no longer seeking a breakup.)

2003, President Bush signed a bill outlawing "partial-birth abortion"; less than an hour later, a federal judge in Nebraska issued a temporary restraining order against the ban. (In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.)

2004, in a surprise reversal, the Chilean army for the first time assumed institutional responsibility for widespread human rights violations during the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet

2006, Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq, and his co-defendants Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti and Awad Hamed al-Bandar are sentenced to death in the al-Dujail trial for the role in the massacre of the 148 Shi'as in 1982

2008, Wall Street responded to the election of Barak Hussein Obama by sending the Dow industrials plunging nearly 500 points

2009, a shooting rampage at the Fort Hood Army post in Texas left 13 people dead; Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, was charged with premeditated murder and attempted murder for the worst mass killing on a U.S. military base

[ I N S I G H T ]

Ben Carson: Many Americans still 'vote' by choosing not to

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd: Just plain bizarre

Argus Hamilton: The News in Zingers

The Village Idiot by Jim Mullen: City bumpkins

Nat Hentoff: The continuing collapse of the First Amendment. Do you care?

Suzanne Fields: When History Didn't End in Germany

Charles Hurt: America faces most dangerous two years in last 150

Jonah Goldberg: Extended voting period has cranked up the demagoguery

Paul Greenberg: The rest of the news

Roger Simon: The Year of Living Stupidly

Donald Lambro: Hillary starting for 2016 with stupid

Michelle Malkin: Is GOP Ready for Obama's Attorney General Fight?

John Stossel: Electing Liberty

Walter Williams: Scholar-Athlete Charade

Mallard Filmore

Dry Bones

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