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James Thomas
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Taboola used to be a minor annoyance but it has grown to become the bane of my internet experience. I loaded this extension and poof - Taboola was gone. I can't say enough good things about "Removes Taboola".
Removes Taboola
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It is not Americans who hate Sunnis, though the case can be made that their current president appears to.

Americans by and large do not understand Islam, much less the arcane doctrinal differences between Sunni and Shia.  Moreover, they recoil from the extremism found at the edges of both.

Their president doesn't hate Sunnis either.   His actions seem governed by fear rather than hatred.  His actions during the Egyptian meltdown required only a long distance telephone call.  Holding Assad or the Iranians accountable for their actions would have required direct action,

This administration and the one before it have all but destroyed America's standing and influence in the Middle East.  That damage will likely never be fully undone and in consequence the region will reshape itself violently and in unpredictable ways.
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"China does not seek to become a hegemon in Asia and beyond."

So says Mr. Chen.  But China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea seems to suggest otherwise.

China will rise to again become a great nation.  The question is whether or not China can overcome its anger and shame over old historical wrongs and insults or if it will seek retribution for them.  China can become an anchor and a beacon or it can become a belligerent pariah.  Both paths have their champions in China today.  Which will prevail?
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"Anyone who wants to have a serious discussion about inequality should be focused on how much people are able to consume and save since those are the things that matter. "

Baloney.  Fair is fair.  Gains in productivity and gains in real wages tracked closely until the 1970's.  They have since diverged dramatically.

http://www.bls.gov/opub/mlr/2011/01/art3full.pdf

Capital has been taking an ever increasing chunk of the pie.  With accumulated wealth comes the ability to shape political and legislative conversations to further capital's interests.  
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I thought symbol over substance was a folly of the left.  Guess not.
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"When Panetta became CIA director in 2009, he was demonstrably unqualified for the job."

As opposed to Mr. Obama? Precisely what qualifications did he have that prepared him for the biggest executive job in the world when he was elected to that office in 2008?  Do you think he could have been selected CEO of Ford?  IBM?  ConAgra?  A three store pizza chain in Indianapolis?
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