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Israel’s Response to the United Nation's Resolution on Palestine Is Hysterical: Noam Chomsky

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution 14-0 condemning all Israeli settlements on Palestinian land as having “no legal validity” and amounting to “a flagrant violation under international law.” The resolution goes on to note that Israeli settlements pose “a major obstacle to the vision of two States living side-by-side in peace and security.” Trump calls UN 'sad' club after vote on Israeli settlements - Raw Story ▶ Trump calls  UN  'sad' club after vote on  Israeli  settlements ...  resolution  2334,  which describes  Israel's  .. This represents the first UNSC resolution in almost eight years concerning Israel and Palestine, and the first in over 35 years regarding the issue of Israeli settlements. Typically the U.S. would veto resolutions critical of Israel, but in this case, the Obama administration opted to abstain, in effect allowing the resolution to pass. For comment, AlterNet contacted Noam Cho

writing efficient emails, like the US military email system

With so much at stake and so much else to accomplish, how does the U.S. military teach soldiers to manage email?  In the military, we all know, you learn how to fight, how to push past your perceived limits, even how to make your bed. But there's at least one thing most of us rarely imagine soldiers and sailors learning to do: wading through their inboxes. But, of course, just like the rest of us, folks in the military face the daunting task of keeping on top of an endless stream of messages. And, adding to their burden, in their job, processing email in a timely and effective manner could mean the difference between life and death. With so much at stake and so much else to accomplish (like, you know, winning wars and battling terrorists), how does the U.S. military teach soldiers to manage email? A recent HBR blogs post by Kabir Sehgal, a navy veteran and the author of "Coined: The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us," offers a gl