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LI #26 eggs

America’s “Eggs-perts” Get Fried by Real Science

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2015

“War on Cholesterol” may have backfired on American health.

A big problem with bureaucrats and politicians is that so many possess degrees in law and social science; therefore, whenever the results of a “scientific study” sound like a platform to generate to rules, they go all in without properly analyzing the data. Our current news cycle is filled with the unintended…
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http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/shooting-at-free-speech-panel-in-copenhagen-399260739800

#CopenhagenShooting: Two Deadly Attacks (Update: Shooter killed)

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2015

At least one dead in shooting at free speech conference.

UPDATE: There has been a shooting at a Synagogue in Copenhagen: Witness to Synagogue shooting: “It was like a movie.” @SkyNews #CopenhagenShooting pic.twitter.com/0KCoWSJjBA— Ryan (@Reporter_Ryan) February 15, 2015 BREAKING: Police say one of three shooting victims outside Copenhagen synagogue has died.— The Associated Press (@AP) February 15, 2015 The person killed at the Synagogue…
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Argentinian President Charged in Iranian Bomb Plot Cover-Up

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2015

Investigation, assassination, and now we have formal charges

Argentinian president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has been formally charged with trying to cover up the involvement of the Iranians in a bombing of a Jewish center. This comes after shocking reports that prosecutor Alberto Nisman had (before his suspicious death) drafted a warrant for the arrest of Fernandez, charging her…
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2536822/Do-know-man-Most-Americans-recognize-news-anchor-Brian-Williams.html

What really destroyed Brian Williams’ credibility?

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2015

The vapid nightly news itself, says Bill Maher.

Bill Maher has some ideas about what really destroyed Brian Williams’ credibility with the American people…and it has absolutely nothing to do with his recent suspension. From Mediaite: See, what “destroyed” Brian Williams’ credibility in Maher’s eyes was “ten years of wasting precious news time with bullshit stories.” It really bothers him that…
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Ridiculous Requirements Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  February 14, 2015

Your weekly report from the world of higher education.

Columbia University is starting a new mandatory program. Columbia May Require Rape Workshops for All Students Columbia Students Criticize New Required Sex Assault Workshops George Washington University, too. George Washington U. to Make Sexual Violence ‘Training’ Mandatory Meanwhile, over in Utah… University of Utah to Hold ‘Sex Week’ University of Utah Sex Week to Raffle off a Year’s Supply…
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President Selfie Stick and Managed Expectations

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

The pop culture President is so pop culturey

Earlier this week, President Obama sat down to promote Obamacare interview with Buzzfeed and Vox. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1″; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’));Post by BuzzFeed Video. That the President chose listacles, cat memes,…
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Sun News Network Shuts Down

Canada’s Sun News Network sets once and for all

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

The end of an era

Canada’s equivalent of Fox News shut down early this morning. In a land where the state run Human Rights Commission works tirelessly to squash free speech, Sun News Network will be missed. Sun News’ closing leave the network’s commentators like Ezra Levant, who’ve consistently spoken out against Canada’s penchant for political…
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#ChapelHillShooting Update: Suspect displayed “equal opportunity anger”

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

“He was definitely aggressive, and he spoke harshly when he was upset.”

Yesterday, thousands of people descended on Raleigh, North Carolina to pay homage to the three muslims killed in this week’s brutal shooting in Chapel Hill. At one point, the memorial tilted political as the father of one of the victims begged for a federal investigation into the murders: In an impassioned speech…
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Rasmea Odeh Guilty

Rasmea Odeh denied new trial

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

Judge rips Odeh counsel for submitting motions “so lacking in legal authority and argument”

By now, readers of Legal Insurrection know all about Rasmea Odeh, and her convictions for a 1969 supermarket bombing in Jerusalem for which she was convicted in 1970, and immigration fraud, for which she was conficted in Detroit in November 2014. As Rasmea’s supporters hold fundraisers, letter writing campaigns, student events, and…
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When it comes to #SOTU, Justice Ginsburg is all of us

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

“But we’re not — at least I wasn’t — 100% sober.”

We’ve already talked about how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stole the show at this year’s State of the Union address—mostly because the entire internet was 90% sure they caught her during the action: We are all Ruth Bader Ginsburg now. pic.twitter.com/2FCUGeVxxr #zzzzzzzzz #sotu— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 21, 2015 As it…
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VIDEO: WA Police Kill Man Throwing Stones at Cars, Officers

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

Man fatally shot when he points hands at officers as if holding weapon.

The old quip in self-defense circles is that it is imprudent to bring a knife to a gunfight. This caution must apply only more certainly to the bringing of a rock to a gunfight, a lesson learned the hard way by one Antonio Zambrano-Montes after he was shot and killed this…
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LI #25 Measles Outbreak

The Economics of Measles

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

Between measles, whooping cough and Ebola, supplies needed for new demands.

Add Wisconsin to the ever expanding list of states impacted by the measles outbreak. The state’s public health officials indicate that two patients are now isolated and being tested for the disease. Last week, there were 14 states with 102 infected citizens and public health officials were warning that the outbreak of…
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Whatever happened to Justine Sacco?

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

While she was in flight, she became the most hated woman on Twitter, for what?

Back in December of 2013, a woman named Justine Sacco boarded a plane in New York that was bound for South Africa. She was planning to visit family for the holidays. She tweeted what was perceived as a politically incorrect message to her tiny Twitter following and by the time she…
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Rick Perry: 2016 won’t be about good looks

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

It’s what’s inside (your brain) that counts

Rick Perry may be polling in the single digits, but that hasn’t stopped the former Texas governor from pushing ahead with a messaging strategy that emphasizes experience over rhetoric, and results over flash. Via the AP: Perry, who is considering a second run for president, wrapped up a two-day trip to…
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AACONS Interviews Peter J. Morici and Alex Epstein

Posted by  ▪  February 13, 2015

AACONS sits down with Peter J. Morici and Alex Epstein to discuss the news of the day.

Peter Morici is a professor at the University of Maryland Smith School of Business, former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and five-time winner of the MarketWatch best forecaster award. Alex Epstein is president and founder of the Center of Industrial Progress, a “for-profit think-tank seeking to bring about a…
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Federal Court: Handgun Transfer Ban Unconstitutional

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2015

…under both strict and intermediate scrutiny!

Yesterday a federal district court in the 5th Circuit ordered summary judgment in favor of several plaintiffs who challenged existing restrictions on handgun transfers across state lines; the court found that the federal government’s existing handgun transfer ban was unconstitutional both on its face and applied to the facts of this…
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Roslyn Joffe Edward Video Overshadowed All My Pleasures

Heartbreaking Video: Mother of Rasmea Odeh victim leaves dying message

Posted by  ▪  February 12, 2015

At age 89, Roslyn Joffe left a message about the death of her son, Edward: “I could never get over that and it overshadowed all my joy”

Rasmea Odeh was convicted in Israel of the 1969 bombing of the Super Sol supermarket in Jerusalem, in which Hebrew University students Edward Joffe and Leon Kanner were killed, in addition to the attempted bombing of the British Consulate. Rasmea served 10 years of a life sentence before being released in a…
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