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Body of Sunil Tripathi found — RI Medical Examiner

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2013

Body of Sunil Tripathi found — RI Medical Examiner

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4/25/2013 at 10:40am
A body was pulled from the water two days ago off India Point Park in Providence. There were suspicions that it was that of Sunil Tripathi, the Brown University student missing since March.  During the manhunt for the Boston Marathon Bombers, there were rumors that one of them might be Tripathi, based…
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Federal Court finds Obama DREAM policy illegal, but may not require actual deportations

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2013

Federal Court finds Obama DREAM policy illegal, but may not require actual deportations

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4/25/2013 at 10:08am
There are many news reports about the preliminary decision issued by Judge Reed O’Connor in the Northern District of Texas in a lawsuit brought by ICE agents challenging the Obama administration’s administrative DREAM provisions which direct Homeland Security not to commence removal proceedings as to people who meet the criteria. A copy of the…
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The #BostonMarathon Bombing Hard Cell

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2013

The #BostonMarathon Bombing Hard Cell

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4/25/2013 at 8:55am
As Professor Jacobson has noted, there’s no shortage of denial about Tsarnaev Brothers, the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombing. Barry Rubin observes: Now that the two (primary, at least) terrorists from the Boston Marathon attack have been killed or captured, we enter a new phase in which the dominant politically correct, factually…
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International Sign of Distress

Posted by  ▪  April 25, 2013

International Sign of Distress

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4/25/2013 at 7:00am
From Jon: Took this photo at a red light yesterday, the guy was in a hurry and for a moment I was sure I would never forgive him, but saw the sign and had a little laugh… Taxes here in Canada are much higher than you guys so the message was extra…
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Developer of Eliminationist Narrative still claiming Jared Loughner was “right-wing”

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Developer of Eliminationist Narrative still claiming Jared Loughner was “right-wing”

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4/24/2013 at 8:54pm
My post, Add Boston Marathon Bombing to pile of Failed Eliminationist Narratives, seems to have gotten the attention of Dave Neiwert of Crooks and Liars, the developer of the Eliminationist Narrative. Neiwert responds with Right-Wingers Use Boston Bombing to Paper Over Their Own Extremist Terror. I’ll deal with the breadth of Neiwert’s post…
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MSNBC — Maybe Rap Music made Boston Bomber #1 do it

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Rounding out the possibilities

MSNBC — Maybe Rap Music made Boston Bomber #1 do it

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4/24/2013 at 6:00pm
I’m trying to document the various excuses explanations being cast about by the media in an attempt to deflect attention from the obvious cause of the Boston Marathon bombing. Maybe it wasn’t the boxing after all. Might have been Rap Music (Maddow Show via Newsbusters) An angry and violent jihadist who also loves…
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Writer aboard Titanic worried about who’s buying other ocean liners

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Writer aboard Titanic worried about who’s buying other ocean liners

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4/24/2013 at 4:25pm
Trust in the mainstream media is at an all time low, according to Gallup: Americans’ distrust in the media hit a new high this year, with 60% saying they have little or no trust in the mass media to report the news fully, accurately, and fairly. Distrust is up from the…
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Boston manhunt brought people together over desire to have a gun

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Even most Democrats and liberals wanted a gun

Boston manhunt brought people together over desire to have a gun

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4/24/2013 at 3:10pm
This is a follow up to my post about the bitter Twitter action during the lock-down of Boston in the search for the bombers, Boston lock-down exposes gun culture divide. The reaction to a tweet from an Arkansas state representative was particularly vigorous, revealing more about cultural perceptions (NSFW) than the usefulness of…
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#Gosnell judge reinstates one murder charge, drops another

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

#Gosnell judge reinstates one murder charge, drops another

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4/24/2013 at 12:45pm
This is odd.  Yesterday we reported Judge tosses several counts against #Gosnell, many others remain. Now the Judge is claiming clerical mistake. Pa. Judge Corrects Charges Tossed in Abortion Case: Common Pleas Judge Jeffrey Minehart had ruled Tuesday that prosecutors over the past month failed to make a case on three of the seven…
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Will Hillary pay a price for Benghazi? (No need to answer)

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Will Hillary pay a price for Benghazi? (No need to answer)

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4/24/2013 at 11:00am
We already know the answer. Ben Ghazi who? will be the media’s reaction if and when Hillary runs in 2016. The House Progress Report on Benghazi Terror Attack Investigation will be ancient history. While Hillary will not pay a price, she should, New Report Raises Significant Questions About Benghazi: According to the executive summary, the ongoing…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/24/2013 – Friedman, Fayyadism, Failure

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 04/24/2013 – Friedman, Fayyadism, Failure

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4/24/2013 at 10:05am
1) Friedman resurrects “Fayyadism” Some time ago, Thomas Friedman coined the term “Fayyadism,” a concept that, according to Nathan Brown, never had a chance. Why Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad never had a chance to meet the high expectations placed on him atfp.co/10hH6rY— Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) April 18, 2013 (No I don’t agree with…
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Internet sales tax “will put me out of business” (Update — Maybe not)

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

That’s the point — Stop the Internet Sales Tax

Internet sales tax “will put me out of business” (Update — Maybe not)

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4/24/2013 at 9:30am
The freewheeling, somewhat tax-free, internet business community consists not only of big businesses like Amazon.com, but also of innovators and small entrepreneurs who create self-employment, supplement incomes, and sometimes just have fun doing what they are doing. Yesterday Mandy noted that the feds are about to authorize states to tax internet sales,…
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We know it when we see it but we can’t say it

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

We know it when we see it but we can’t say it

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4/24/2013 at 8:28am
We’ve reached the point of absurdity. Language matters.
 

Metaphor Alert

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

Metaphor Alert

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4/24/2013 at 7:00am
(h/t Jammie Wearing Fools)
 

In the midnight hour, it is revealed Boston Bombers got welfare

Posted by  ▪  April 24, 2013

In the midnight hour, it is revealed Boston Bombers got welfare

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4/24/2013 at 12:21am
From the Boston Herald late last night, Full text of welfare statement on Tsarnaev brothers Statement on Tsarnaev Brothers Department of Transitional Assistance Status: “The brothers were not receiving transitional assistance benefits at the time of the incident and have not received any transitional assistance benefits this year. The Tsarnaevs’ parents are former…
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A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

A classic of the Think Progress genre — Maybe boxing made Bomber #1 do it

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4/23/2013 at 6:10pm
The narrative is moving from “It’s not them, it’s us” to some pretty strange suggestions from Think Progress and others who really, really, really, were hoping for a Tea Party connection. Think Progress has put forth a classic of its own genre: @aceofspadeshq Think Progress is running with concussions, btw thinkprogress.org/alyssa/2013/04…— John Ekdahl, Jr….
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After House Passage, Privacy Advocates and Lawmakers Battle Over CISPA

Posted by  ▪  April 23, 2013

After House Passage, Privacy Advocates and Lawmakers Battle Over CISPA

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4/23/2013 at 5:00pm
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is another bill that is currently moving through Congress.  It was first introduced in November of 2011, but failed to pass the Senate after a successful House vote in April 2012. It was reintroduced this past February and most recently passed the House…
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