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Now a split decision on NSA data mining

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 3:30pm
National_Security_Agency_headquarters,_Fort_Meade,_Maryland

We reported last week on how Judge Leon in the District of Columbia ruled against the government, preliminarily, on NSA mass data surveillance. I cautioned against the media assumption that the ruling would survive:

The judge issued a preliminary injunction, but stayed his...

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Anti-Israel Amsterdam boycott group uses Anne Frank for Avatar

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 1:10pm
Twitter @BDSAmsterdam Profile

I guess nothing surprises me anymore about the anti-Israel Boycott Divest and Sanctions movement.

So I’ll just put this out there.

A Twitter account using the @BDSAmsterdam name uses Anne Frank for its Avatar, dressed in an Arab Keffiyeh and apparently has been doing so for quite some time.

The use of the

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Trinity College profs issue letter supporting Israel boycott, but less than 10% sign

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Posted by    Friday, December 27, 2013 at 12:15pm
Trinity College CT

The President of Trinity College in Connecticut is one of over 50 University Presidents who have issued a very strong statement rejecting the academic boycott of Israel.

The Trinity statement consisted of a letter to the President of the American...

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“The point is not so much about MSNBC and what happens here”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 7:28pm
Glenn Greenwald MSNBC Snowden

I’ve had my disagreements with Glenn Greenwald as to the term Israel Firsters and the Snowden damage to our foreign intelligence operations, but this is pretty funny.

Via Mediaite, Greenwald Snarks at MSNBC: I Defend Snowden Like You Defend Obama ’24 Hours a Day’ (h/t Jim Hoft):

Things got heated when MSNBC...

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Academic boycotters don’t want done unto them what they did unto Israelis

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Posted by    Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 4:56pm
Jake Lynch Australia BDS Press TV

Setting off an academic boycott is something like going nuclear. Once you set it off, it’s hard to know where the damage to academia stops. For every action there is a reaction.

That is why so many University Presidents so quickly have rejected the American Studies Association anti-Israel academic boycott. If left...

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Anti-Israel academic boycott “a chance to mobilize people and expose the lies”

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Posted by    Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:42am
Jonathan Hunter George Galloway Oxford Israel Flag

I was a guest last week on the John Batchelor show on WABC radio in NYC, co-hosted by Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.

I spoke about the anti-Israel academic boycott resolution passed by the American Studies Association, and the broader attack on...

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Low information artist tries to cash in on Zimmerman success

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 8:20pm
Anti Zimmerman E Bay painting Michael D'Antuono

The painting above is, or was, available on Ebay, and was catching on after George Zimmerman’s famous art success.

It portrays George Zimmerman as a hooded Klansman executing Trayvon.

At this point, people like that artist are beyond hope. He obviously didn’t watch...

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Destroying healthcare, one form at a time

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 4:30pm
http://cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/Participation-Timeline.html

The Washington Post article below documents one doctor’s experience with federally mandated electronic health care records.

The story is familiar, as I’ve heard it myself from doctors. Doctors always had to spend time filling out insurance forms, but now it is so much worse. To comply with federal Medicaid and Medicare regulations...

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Rank hypocrisy of European Union position on “occupation”

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 1:14pm
Israel Sign Entry Area A

Northwestern University Law Professor Eugene Kontorovich has been doing wonderful work exposing the myth of the Israeli “illegal” occupation of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”).  You really need to watch the videos we have posted here, The Legal Case for...

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Merry Christmas

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Posted by    Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at 7:00am
Merry Christmas from Texas

I was getting down about all the generic “holiday” cards I was getting.

Completely content-void sayings like:

“Wishing you a wonderful Holiday Season”

and

“Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year”

Wish me a Merry Christmas, damn it, even though I’m Jewish.

I demand it.

By failing to wish...

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Anti-Israel academic boycotters complain criticism violates their academic freedom to boycott

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 9:21pm
http://youtu.be/Fj4hDohtph4

Seriously.

The anti-Israel academic boycott launched by the American Studies Association and two smaller groups has been denounced by several dozen universities and colleges, among others, as a grievous attack on the academic freedom of everyone. The rebukes have been stunning in their severity.

Here are just three examples from dozens of University...

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Deadlines? Obamacare don’t need no stinkin’ deadlines

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 4:24pm
ABC Diane Sawyer Obamacare numbers release 11-13-2013

Just get ‘er done.

Whenever.

However.

HHS offers help for people who miss Obamacare deadline

People who can’t finish the online signup for Obamacare health insurance by midnight Tuesday because of problems with HealthCare.gov and a surge of last-minute shoppers can seek extra time to finalize...

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Assemblyman: Investigate Israel academic boycott violation of NYS Human Rights Law

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 2:45pm
NY State AG Schneiderman Charities Press Conference

New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind has issued the following press release:

December 24, 2013

HIK...

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How ugly?

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 11:53am
MSNBC How Ugly screen grab 2

MSNBC ugly.

Thanks to The Washington Free Beacon for this compilation, Ugly Stuff:

 
 
 

UT-Austin and Texas A&M sponsoring annual meeting of anti-Israel academic boycott group

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 10:05am
NAIS 2014 Conference Banner

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Assocition (NAISA) 2014 Annual Meeting will be held at UT-Austin in May 2014.

NAISA, a group that is only a few years old, recently announced that it is adopting the academic boycotts of...

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Laziest post I’ve ever done

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Posted by    Tuesday, December 24, 2013 at 7:30am
I Need Feminism Sign

Pro Blogger Tip:

When you’re dead tired, out of ideas, almost everyone else at the blog is away or shopping…

… you just post something like this and let the readers do the rest.

Really. Is that what feminism is about?

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The academic boycott of Israel is the hill to fight on

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Posted by    Monday, December 23, 2013 at 9:06pm
Boycott Israel U Michigan

As to where the anti-boycott efforts are going, this is just the beginning.

We will continue to rally support among American civil society.  That support comes willingly, as one of the movers behind the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) movement in the U.S., who runs the Electronic Intifada website, lamented today...

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