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  • OC couple fined for holding Bible studies in home

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2011 | 7:11 pm

    I feel like I’ve read this story before. Never stops seeming ridiculous. CBS reports on an Orange County couple that has been told to stop holding Bible studies in their home, lest they get slapped with another fine:

    Homeowners Chuck and Stephanie Fromm, of San Juan Capistrano, were... read on

  • Should Ahmadinejad be on a no-fly list?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    Mark Dubowitz, executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, says that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad should be sanctioned from international flights. But he notes that even if Ahmadinejad was banned, it still likely wouldn’t keep him from traveling to... read on

  • How does a large cross hurt property values?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 21, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    One thing I remember from most of the stories I wrote at the LA Daily News about community disputes was that they often came down to property values. Or at least they were framed in terms of concern over property values.

    Maybe the most vivid was the role that property values... read on

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  • Financial planning and religious belief

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 19, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    In an article about why financial planners talk with their clients about religious beliefs, which they see as central to how their clients are going to be motivated to spend and plan for the future—duh—the Wall Street Journal includes this anecdote:

    Once when a client asked about... read on

  • Abbas in US to ask UN for Palestinian state

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 19, 2011 | 10:23 am

    Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in New York, where he plans to ask the United Nations to recognize a Palestinian state. Via JTA:

    “The Palestinian people and their leadership will have very difficult times after the Palestinians approach to the United Nations... read on

  • FBI criticized for Islam training program referring to Muhammad as ‘cult leader’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 17, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    Disturbing news from Wired:

    The FBI is teaching its counterterrorism agents that “main stream” [sic] American Muslims are likely to be terrorist sympathizers; that the Prophet Mohammed was a “cult leader”; and that the Islamic practice of giving charity is no more than a... read on

  • HBBREWN

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 17, 2011 | 4:27 pm

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    At first glance, I thought this license place must belong to a Jew, maybe even one who likes beer. It can be read as Hebrewin’—aka brewing He’Brew beer. More likely, based on the license plate frame and the fact that this car was seen in Hermosa Beach, is that the license plate belongs to a Hermosa local who attended UCLA.

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