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  • Don't be fooled: Lindsey Graham & GOP Establishment just as Crazy as Trump
    • I know you mentioned it in a post last week, but I think it still hasn't gotten enough media attention, that Rubio in the last debate also said that "Palestinians...teach their four- year-old children that killing Jews is a glorious thing."

      That seems at least as bad as anything Trump has said about Mexicans, but Rubio is the one who is supposed to be the last great hope of the conservative "establishment". So no notice seems to have been taken of this in most of the media.

  • Bad Camel
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      To prospectively study the incidence, mechanism, distribution of injury, and outcome of patients admitted to Al-Ain Hospital with camel bite injuries in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates.

      All patients admitted to Al-Ain Hospital with a camel bite were prospectively studied during the period of October 2001-October 2007. Patient's demography, mechanism of injury including behaviour of the camel, distribution and severity of injury, and outcome were studied.

      33 patients were studied having a median (range) age of 27 (10-58), all were males. 97% were from the Indian subcontinent. A majority of injuries (73%) occurred during the camel rutting season (November-March). Twenty-five patients were camel caregivers whilst five were camel jockeys. All camel jockeys were children. Seven patients were raised up by the camel's mouth and thrown to the ground whilst 26 patients were only bitten. Most injuries were in the upper limb (64%) and head and face (15%). 48% of upper limb injuries had associated fractures. Two patients who were bitten at the neck were admitted to the ICU. One of these died due to massive left-brain infarction and the other had complete quadriplegia due to spinal cord injury. The median hospital stay was 6 days. There was only one death (3%).

      The behaviour of the camel is occasionally unpredictable, especially during the rutting season. The mechanism of camel bite injuries, which are usually severe, are complex including penetrating and crushing injuries by the camel jaw and blunt injuries when patients are picked up and thrown away. Care should be taken when handling camels, particularly in the rut."

  • Top Ten Myths about Israeli Attack on Gaza
    • San Remo was an agreement only between Britain, France, Italy, and Japan. Moreover, Britain had already agreed in the McMahon-Hussein agreement that Palestine would be part of the terrorory in which they would recognize Arab independence.

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      As Lord Curzon summed it up in December 1918:

      "The Palestine position is this. If we deal with our commitments, there is first the general pledge to Hussein in October 1915, under which Palestine was included in the areas as to which Great Britain pledged itself that they should be Arab and independent in the future . . . the United Kingdom and France - Italy subsequently agreeing - committed themselves to an international administration of Palestine in consultation with Russia, who was an ally at that time . . . A new feature was brought into the case in November 1917, when Mr Balfour, with the authority of the War Cabinet, issued his famous declaration to the Zionists that Palestine 'should be the national home of the Jewish people, but that nothing should be done - and this, of course, was a most important proviso - to prejudice the civil and religious rights of the existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine. Those, as far as I know, are the only actual engagements into which we entered with regard to Palestine."

  • Romney Binder full of Top Ten Mistakes and Falsehoods
    • Not only did Obama refer to acts of terror on 9/12, he directly called this specific incident an "act of terror" on 9/13.

      "So what I want all of you to know is that we are going to bring those who killed our fellow Americans to justice. (Applause.) I want people around the world to hear me: To all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go unpunished."

      Then on 9/19, Matt Olsen testified to congress "Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy". And on 9/20, the president's press secretary confirmed "It is self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack". And on 9/21, the Secretary of State said "what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack" and vowed to track down "terrorists who murdered four Americans."

      All before Romney first ackowleged on 9/25, two weeks after the attack, that this was a terrorist attack. The earliest any Romney spokesperson seems to have used the word was Ryan Williams on 9/20, after the administration had already made clear earlier in the day that this was a terrorist attack.

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