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October 31, 2023

"The commandant of the Marine Corps suffered a heart attack according to the NYT... He's actually been doing two jobs for

“The commandant of the Marine Corps suffered a heart attack according to the NYT… He’s actually been doing two jobs for months because his deputy hasn’t been confirmed and that is because Tuberville is blocking the senate…”


https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1719442176440930631
October 31, 2023

NEWS: The Senate has just confirmed Jack Lew as the next Ambassador to Israel.

NEWS: The Senate has just confirmed Jack Lew as the next Ambassador to Israel.

He has a distinguished record of public service and as a strong ally of Israel, and his confirmation will help send a powerful message of support to Israel.


https://twitter.com/SenSchumer/status/1719434177689350191
53-43, Senate confirms Jack Lew as US ambassador to Israel


https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1719434232173346900
October 31, 2023

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: You knew that there were innocent civilians in that refugee camp, right?

CNN's Wolf Blitzer: You knew that there were innocent civilians in that refugee camp, right?

IDF spox: This is the tragedy of war. We told them to move south.

Blitzer: So you decided to drop the bomb anyway.

IDF spox: We’re doing everything we can to minimize civilian deaths.


https://twitter.com/justinbaragona/status/1719412278351507487
October 31, 2023

Small Michigan town listed with Salem, Sleepy Hollow as a top Halloween destination

ROMEO, MI - A small Michigan town, population 3,767, known for having the scariest street in the state, has just been listed as one of the top places to celebrate Halloween. It even ranks up there with Salem, Massachusetts and Sleepy Hollow, New York.

The list of top towns and cities to celebrate Halloween in the U.S. comes from TravelMag, which included the village of Romeo in Metro Detroit, known for “Terror on Tillson Street.” Literally every single homeowner on Tillson Street has extreme outdoor Halloween displays and they’ve been doing it for decades.

The family-friendly displays attract hundreds and even thousands of people each night leading up to Halloween. It all started with Vicki Lee more than three decades ago. Her birthday falls on October 31st. Her mother used to decorate their home when she was growing up and when Vicki’s kids were young, she also started doing over-the-top displays. Eventually the neighbors joined in.

TravelMag wrote about Tillson Street: “Each year, the town draws thousands of visitors as local residents decorate their historic homes, turning it into a mesmerizing spectacle. Elaborate and macabre decorations, including intricate pumpkin carvings, ghoulish animatronics, and hauntingly beautiful light displays, adorn the houses.”

https://www.mlive.com/life/2023/10/small-michigan-town-listed-with-salem-sleepy-hollow-as-a-top-halloween-destination.html


October 31, 2023

Person in custody following a series of antisemitic threats made against Cornell University's Jewish community

Source: CNN

A person is in custody in connection with a series of antisemitic online threats made against Cornell University’s Jewish community, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said in a statement Tuesday.

“Earlier today, law enforcement identified a person of interest as part of the investigation and this individual is currently in the custody of the New York State Police for questioning,” Hochul said in Tuesday’s statement, adding public safety was a “top priority” and that she was “committed to combatting hate and bias wherever it rears its ugly head.”

The online messages surfaced Sunday and included threats to shoot Jewish students at the 104 West building, which houses their kosher dining hall, and messaging encouraging others to harm Jews, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Cornell Daily Sun.

“When I met with Cornell students yesterday, I promised them New York State would do everything possible to find the perpetrator who threatened a mass shooting and antisemitic violence on campus,” Hochul said in Tuesday’s statement.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/31/us/cornell-antisemetic-threats-person-of-interest/index.html

October 31, 2023

"My daughter is Jewish. Her best pal is Muslim. For Halloween they created a superhero team: The Juslims."

My daughter is Jewish. Her best pal is Muslim. For Halloween they created a superhero team: The Juslims. I've rarely been more proud. Truly.




https://twitter.com/jeffpearlman/status/792553544045858816

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