January 12, 2013—SnyderTalk Lead Headline: Banning Assault Weapons A Feel-Good Gesture ‘Unless You’re Prepared to Confiscate’

1--Intro to SnyderTalk--for use

Intelligent and Informed People Read SnyderTalk!

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2--SnyderTalk Lead Headline

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Christopher Goins: Lawyer: Banning Assault Weapons A Feel-Good Gesture ‘Unless You’re Prepared to Confiscate’— The man who joined forces with Ralph Nader in the 1970s to virtually invent the consumer-interest lawsuit said Thursday that an outright ban on “assault weapons” might make some people feel better, but it would do nothing to curb violence at schools. George Washington University Law Professor Alan Morrison says gun confiscation is the way to go.

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8--How to Read SnyderTalk

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4--Scripture of the Day

Ezekiel 40: 48-49

Then he brought me to the porch of the temple and measured each side pillar of the porch, five cubits on each side; and the width of the gate was three cubits on each side. The length of the porch was twenty cubits and the width eleven cubits; and at the stairway by which it was ascended were columns belonging to the side pillars, one on each side.

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5--HNIY Print form

His Name is Yahweh explains why the Name of God, Yahweh, is so important.  It’s available in eBook format and in paperback.

  • God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘Yahweh, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This [Yahweh] is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Exodus 3: 15)
  • “Therefore behold, I am going to make them know—this time I will make them know My power and My might; and they shall know that My name is Yahweh.” (Jeremiah 16: 21)
  • “Behold, the days are coming,” declares Yahweh, “when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; and He will reign as king and act wisely and do justice and righteousness in the land.  In His days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely; and this is His name by which He will be called, ‘Yahweh our righteousness.’” (Jeremiah 23: 5-6)
  • Yeshua said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, before Abraham was born, I am.” (John 8: 58)

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6--His Name is Yahweh Audio Presentation

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Obey Yahweh and Let the Name Jesus Go

To download the entire audio presentation, click here.

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Hosea 4: 6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.

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3--News Content in SnyderTalk

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9--Jerusalem Post

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Netanyahu tells US Senators: My priority is Iran nuke march

Hagel calls US senators to clarify views on Iran

Does Hagel appointment signal shift in Iran policy?

Palestinians pitch tents in sensitive E1 corridor

‘Post’ poll: Likud Beytenu gains, Bennett slides

Livni hits PM as ‘Post’ poll shows her party sliding

Politics: A political guide for the perplexed

IDF Nabs Two Palestinian Terror Cells Linked to West Bank Attacks

Jerusalem Sees Greatest Snowfall in Twenty Years

Rebels say they seized helicopter base in Syria

Iran sends jailed US pastor to ‘hanging judge’

One in four Israeli seniors cannot afford heating

IDF bans civilians from Route 10 near Egypt border

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10--Arutz Sheva

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PA Mimics Jewish Nationalists with E-1 ‘Outpost’

Abbas Allows Armed Terrorists in Public

Kinneret Rises 78 Centimeters [about 31 inches] in One Week

Poll: Right has Solid Lead – but 25% Still Undecided

Abbas Commemorates ‘Martyrs’ from Fatah and Hamas 

Panetta: U.S. Focused on Securing Syrian Chemicals

Damascus Accuses Brahimi of ‘Bias’

Netanyahu Criticizes Abbas

Storms Brought 200% of Seasonal Rainfall

Bennett: Russians Are Not a ‘Separate Sector’

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11--Israel Hayom

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Israel Hayom poll: Right-wing bloc holds steady lead

PM: Abbas does not seek peace

‘It’s all about experience’

It’s all about image

Rethinking the rabbinate

Arab League chief mediates Fatah-Hamas unity talks

US may drop visa requirement for Israelis

After Knesset election, austerity budget looms

Second Shas campaign ad pulled in span of two days

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12--Other News

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Terrorists Restocking Arsenal to Pre-Operation “Pillar of Defense” Levels, Officials Say

Hungarian Prosecutor Dismisses Complaint Filed Against Politician Who Wanted to Make List of Jews

Morsi Extends Invite to Ahmadinejad During Meeting With Iranian FM

Prisoner Swap Shows Tehran’s Sway over Assad Regime

Egyptian Minister Said Sacked for Opposing Iranian Influence 

Two Arab-Israelis Convicted for Terror Plot

Egypt’s Christians Worried by Islamists’ Rise

Photos: Snow in Jerusalem

Palestinians Attack Israeli Drivers Stranded in the Snow

Gaza Tunnels Flooded, Collapsed 

As Snow Blankets Jerusalem, Main Road to Tel Aviv Closed

The Second Amendment Is Not About Hunting

Rebels ‘overrun Syria airbase’

Turkey blames Kurd deaths on feud

Biden Compares Gun Control to Car Air Bags: ‘We’re Saving Lives’

British Christians Await Top Court Ruling on Wearing a Cross at Work

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13--Perspectives

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Dore Gold: What’s behind Abbas’ new tone?— The Middle East has changed beyond all comprehension since the Oslo Accords in 1993.

Jerrold L. Sobel: Hagel: Why Him, Why Now?—From every tier on the American political spectrum, voices are cascading down against the Hagel nomination.

Ruthie Blum: It’s the Obama doctrine, stupid!— To understand the president, one needs only to learn about two of his mentors: the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and the late Saul Alinsky.

Abraham Ben-Zvi: The unwanted appeaser— Despite his unconvincing denials, there is little doubt regarding Israel’s place on Hagel’s list of priorities.

Yoram Ettinger: Chuck Hagel joins the Palestine firsters— Contrary to Hagel’s worldview, the Palestinian issue is not the crown-jewel of Arab policymakers, nor is it behind the uprisings and terror in the Arab world now.

David M. Weinberg: Israel: wary, not bullheaded— Israelis are wary of Palestinian statehood (for good reason), but they are not bullheaded or callously defiant. They are hawkish and realistic, not wildly “annexationist.”

Jonathan S. Tobin: An Administration That Won’t Face Reality— President Obama isn’t likely to have much trouble getting the Senate to confirm Jack Lew as his new treasury secretary. Though Senator Jeff Sessions has vowed to try and stop Lew, there is nothing in the nominee’s long record of service to Democratic presidents that would disqualify him for the office. Given the fight that is brewing over the nominations of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan for the Department of Defense and the CIA, there is little appetite on the Hill for any further effort to deny the president his choice to run an important department.

Jonathan S. Tobin: Obama Needs to Warn Abbas on Terror—Mahmoud Abbas celebrated the start of the ninth year of his four-year term as president of the Palestinian Authority in Cairo today by attending a summit with the leader of the rival Hamas group. Abbas was summoned to the meeting due to pressure from Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who is expected to help pressure Gulf nations to donate money to the perpetually bankrupt PA. The Muslim Brotherhood government of Egypt has long sought to promote the idea of Palestinian unity, something that would strengthen the position of their Hamas allies. This worries Abbas, who also remains the head of the hopelessly incompetent and corrupt Fatah movement that runs the PA. But while there is little likelihood that this latest conclave between the two groups will lead to an actual merger and power sharing in the West Bank and Gaza, the signs are clear that they are moving closer to each other in other ways.

Peter Wehner: Barack Obama, Man on a Liberal Mission— In a recent column, David Brooks of the New York Times wrote, “Chuck Hagel has been nominated to supervise the beginning of this generation-long process of defense cutbacks. If a Democratic president is going to slash defense, he probably wants a Republican at the Pentagon to give him political cover, and he probably wants a decorated war hero to boot.” Brooks is on the mark with his analysis, and I’d add several things to it.

Edward Alexander: “Some of My Best Friends are Antisemites”: Obama Nominates Hagel— The most inane (and therefore most frequent) journalistic explanation of Obama’s nomination of “Chuck” Hagel for Secretary of Defense is that (Wall Street Journal version) “the president wants a Republican in his cabinet” to demonstrate his ability to “reach across the aisle.” It is inane for three reasons: 1. virtually nobody in the Republican Party, outside of the fever swamps inhabited by Pat Buchanan and his friends, wants Hagel in any responsible position; 2. no president in modern times has been less interested in amicable bi-partisanship than Obama; 3. “reaching across the aisle” is the fatuous slogan that helped sink the last two Republican candidates for president—and nobody knows that better than Obama.

Dovid Efune: Chuck Hagel, and Whether it is Better for Jews to be Quiet or Loud— The broad spectrum of responses that President Obama’s nomination of former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel has engendered from within the pro-Israel community is noteworthy. Not because there are variances of opinion on what his nomination means for the U.S.-Israel relationship, but precisely the opposite. Almost every major vocal pro-Israel organization and many individual leaders have strongly opposed Chuck Hagel’s appointment because of his stated principles and ideals. However, their reactions to his nomination have been quite different from one another.

David G. Savage: Obama advisor who had decried ‘war on terror’ now defends drones— As dean of Yale Law School, Harold Hongju Koh was among the fiercest critics of President George W. Bush’s “war on terror,” arguing that his administration had trampled the Constitution and tarnished America’s international standing by claiming the power to capture “enemy combatants” abroad and hold them without charges at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Fred Weir: Does Depardieu herald Russia as a new tax haven?— French movie star Gerard Depardieu has returned to his native habitat in western Europe following a tumultuous Russia visit that has left behind a nation collectively scratching its head over the instinctively authoritarian Vladimir Putin’s quirky decision to bestow Russian citizenship upon a cantankerous foreign tax rebel, and the equally odd spectacle of Mr. Depardieu accepting it amid a fusillade of lavish praise for Mr. Putin’s regime.

Olga Khazan: A Defector’s Tale: Assad’s Reluctant Army—About 80% of Syrian troops are conscripts from the country’s Sunni Muslim minority. (Many of the officers, however, are Alawite, the same sect as Assad.) Many Sunnis support the rebels, so it’s not uncommon for some Syrian soldiers to feel disdain for their own cause.

Aaron David Miller” A Historic Shift toward Palestinian Unity?— Since Hamas’ 2007 takeover of Gaza, there have been at least four unsuccessful efforts to restore Palestinian unity, but neither Hamas nor Fatah is really serious about doing so – even while all Palestinians say they desperately want them to succeed. Neither side has any real desire to pay the price for what a real merger would entail.

Roger L. Simon: Who’s Worse — Al Gore or Bernie Madoff?—Al Gore has been on the wrong side of everything — first making anthropogenic global warming into a phony catastrophe and now introducing the mouthpiece of Sharia into American homes, while personally gaining hundreds of millions of dollars in the process. And you thought Bernie Madoff was bad.

Jaime Daremblum: The Chávez Legacy in Venezuela—Shortly after Hugo Chávez won his first election as Venezuelan president in December 1998, a lawyer from the western state of Barinas delivered a prescient warning to Newsweek magazine: “Venezuelans are dreaming of a savior, but Chávez is a dictator. People don’t know what they are getting.” More than 14 years later, a cancer-stricken Chávez is reportedly near death, but his autocratic legacy is very much alive.

Bill Straub: Peeling Back the ‘Cover of Darkness’ on Obama’s Regulatory Agenda— The Obama administration’s long-delayed laundry list of the federal regulations it intends to pursue this year, released under what one lawmaker described as the “cover of darkness,” looks to contain proposals that are more costly than those offered by the president’s immediate predecessors.

Oleg Atbashian: Pravda, Guns, and America—So many things in our history are difficult to understand unless you can don the glasses through which leftists see the world.

Elise Cooper: The American People React to Zero Dark Thirty—Does the explosive new film on the bin Laden raid accurately portray the trials our nation went through to find him?

Robert Oscar Lopez: Shed No Tears for the Rhode Island Professor—Let me translate: this was a big f-you to conservatives. In English this means: “liberals can act like punks, while conservatives speak up at their own peril.”

Gary Henderson: Snapping Dogs and Liberal Logic—Do we already have gun laws on the books? Of course. We just need a few more, and as soon as we further restrict the millions of law-abiding citizens who have not committed crimes, these crimes will stop.

Lee DeCovnick: Obama Provoking a Constitutional Crisis— Years ago in discussions with my writing friends, I proposed a novel about a President with an undiagnosed brain tumor who signed an Executive Order banning the civilian possession of all semi-automatic weapons. His diseased brain had become increasingly obsessed with creating a utopian society, free of personal choices and personal responsibilities.

Bethany Mandel: Demonizing Gun Owners Isn’t Working—While the national gun conversation rages on, liberals have decided to play hardball with legal gun owners, attempting to shame those who apply for gun permits so that they can legally and safely own and carry guns. The opening salvo came from the Journal News, a local New York newspaper that decided to publish the names and addresses, including a handy map, of every single legally permitted gun owner in Westchester County. Alana wrote about a hilarious twist in the story when the newspaper’s editors, who had received a significant amount of flak for the story, decided to employ armed guards in order to protect the newspaper’s offices.

Jonah Goldberg: Biden’s Faulty Lifeguard Logic—”As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they’re worth taking,” Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do.

Fritz Pfister: America’s Future? Look to Illinois— Blagojevich’s Illinois was reeling in corruption, political favoritism, extra constitutional mandates, and unfunded pension liabilities growing exponentially due to quid pro quo union contracts. Blago was a living example of liberal economic illiteracy when he quadrupled fees on trucking companies not realizing trucks have wheels, and 25,000 jobs were lost overnight. The exodus from Illinois was underway.

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14--Blessings from Revelation

Blessings in the Book of Revelation is a book that you need to read, especially now.  There are blessings throughout the Scriptures but Revelation is the only book in the Bible actually containing a specific blessing for reading it. It’s repeated twice, once at the beginning and again at the end. This is the reason that I believe Revelation should be the first step toward studying biblical prophecy. Though not easy to do, Revelation can be broken down and understood by anyone, not just the academic elite. So, Revelation’s blessings are for everyone.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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Other Books by Neil Snyder

  • Stand! is a suspense novel that exposes the lies, corruption, and greed underlying the theory that man-made CO2 emissions are responsible for global warming.  Professor Wes Carlyle and Karen Sterling, his research collaborator, carefully scan the audience for their would-be attacker—a member of the enviro-gestapo who has been following them for days.  Wes spots his man in the back of the room leaning against the wall.  Suddenly, another man in the audience steps forward and moves toward Karen at a menacing pace.  With a vicious stroke, he swings a billy club at her head.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • What Will You Do with the Rest of Your Life? deals with a question that every Christian has to consider: what should I do with my life?  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.
  • Falsely Accused is a true story about a young woman who was accused of committing a double homicide.  It’s about a travesty of justice, and it reveals Yahweh intervening in the life of a believer to rescue her from danger in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.  Everyone will enjoy the book, but young people in particular need to read it because the mistakes made that led to the problem could have been avoided.  They were the kinds of mistakes that young people are prone to make.  As they say, forewarned is forearmed.  Click here to order the eBook.  Click here to order the paperback.

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