Pics or It Didn’t Happen: Students for Justice in Palestine, Carry That Weight

This afternoon members of Students for Justice in Palestine at Cornell placed about 30 signs in the Arts Quad displaying various statistics and claims about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Here are the majority of them lined up along one of the sidewalks of the quad:

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Also today, several students were seen carrying a mattress around campus as part of the Carry That Weight campaign against sexual assault.

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I apologize for the jumbled, disorganized way in which the website presents the pictures, but I think the pictures speak for themselves, regardless of how they’re presented.

Daily Sun Panicking Again, Peddling Martha Robertson’s ‘War on Women’ Charges

During last week’s debate between House Republican Tom Reed and Democrat contender Martha Robertson ’75, most of the audience erupted in laughter and groans when Robertson attempted to implicate Reed in the souped-up “war on women.”

This video has gone viral, with national news outlets and personalities covering and discussing it. It’s proof of how more and more Americans are realizing just how ridiculous the “war on women” rhetoric has become. Continue reading

Obama Admin. Officials: Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu a “Chickens***”

This description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made its rounds across the Internet today after the publication of Jeffery Goldberg’s latest article in The Atlantic, The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations is Officially Here.

Here’s the excerpt:

The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official said, referring to the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, by his nickname.

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Over the years, Obama administration officials have described Netanyahu to me as recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and “Aspergery.” (These are verbatim descriptions; I keep a running list.)

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Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff Wins Presidential Re-Election, Faces Mounting Problems

Source: Reuters

Source: Reuters

Esquerda. That’s “left” in Portuguese, and that’s where the 200 million-man nation of Brazil is headed for the next four years after Sunday’s presidential election. With the narrow victory of incumbent President Dilma Rousseff of the Workers’ Party (PT), the world’s fourth-largest democracy and seventh-largest economy will further descend into the ever-worsening throes of economic central planning, government corruption, and political polarization.

Rousseff, who when first elected in 2010 won by a 12-point margin, narrowly slipped past her Social Democrat challenger, Aécio Neves, by fewer than 3.3 percentage points on Sunday. This election was the country’s closest since returning to democracy in 1985 after twenty years of military dictatorship. Continue reading

NY23 Debate: Rep. Tom Reed (R) vs. Martha Robertson (D) ‘75

A crowd of over two hundred people packed into Clemens Center in Elmira, New York on the evening of Oct. 23 to get the chance to watch live the only debate between House Rep. Tom Reed (R) and his challenger, Democrat Martha Robertson ’75.

The auditorium itself only had capacity for roughly 160 spectators, and since Reed supporters had arrived earlier most seats went to them.

The debate questions were more or less what were expected. Topics included immigration policy, Obamacare, gun control, minimum wage, climate change, Medicare and Social Security, ISIS, and jobs. Interestingly, but not so unexpectedly (and quite coincidentally too), there was a question about Ebola and travel bans. Continue reading