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Syrian Electronic Army Launched Cyberattack on Israeli City’s Water Infrastructure

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Launched Cyberattack on Israeli City’s Water Infrastructure

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5/25/2013 at 12:35pm
A group of hackers attempted to break into the city of Haifa’s water system computer network, according to an Israeli security expert. From the AP via ABC News: Speaking at a lecture on Saturday in the southern city of Beersheba, Yitzhak Ben Yisrael, Israel’s former cyber security adviser, said that a group calling…
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Cyprus Bailout Update Reveals Bad News for Greece

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Cyprus Bailout Update Reveals Bad News for Greece

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5/25/2013 at 10:15am
At the end of March, wealthy depositors with banks on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus had their accounts “levied” as part of a bailout deal for Cypriot financial institutions by other European Union members. I delved into the news for an update on how the bribe plan worked. Admirably, as Cyprus receives…
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“Pushing Back” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

“Pushing Back” Week at College Insurrection

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5/25/2013 at 8:40am
Pushing back against the narratives: CAMERA launches new website for pro-Israel college students “Affirmative Action Baby” … Or Survivor? Prager U. Video – The Separation of Church and State FIRE works overtime for targeted Syracuse U. students College Fix Editor: Porn is a weapon in the real campus ‘war on women’ Thomas Sowell offers parents advice for their…
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Bumper Sticker of Truth: “Benghazi Liars”

Posted by  ▪  May 25, 2013

Bumper Sticker of Truth: “Benghazi Liars”

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5/25/2013 at 7:00am
I couldn’t have said it better myself. From John in Richmond, VA, who spotted this in the rear window of the vehicle in front of him: With all the scandal news breaking it may be hard to get to bumper stickers but these are timely. I have never seen the lower bumper sticker…
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Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Lied on application to enter U.S. and application for security clearance

Alleged Hezbollah member who tried to gain security clearance indicted in Texas

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5/24/2013 at 10:40pm
An indictment was unsealed today against Wissam Allouche, alleging he concealed his memberships in the Amal militia and its successor Hezbollah in order to enter the United States and then tried to gain security clearance. The indictment was issued in the United States District Court in the Western District of Texas, and alleges,…
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Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Out with the old Republicans, in with the new Republicans

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5/24/2013 at 8:00pm
I had read headlines about this speech by Ted Cruz, but watching it finally was even better. As background, Sean Sullivan at WaPo’s The Fix points out our house is divided, Ted Cruz vs. John McCain: Welcome to the new normal in the Senate: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)…
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“Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress”

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

“Pond scum currently has a higher approval rating than Congress”

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5/24/2013 at 6:30pm
Via The Boston Globe: Republican candidate Gabriel E. Gomez ignited controversy on Thursday by calling his  Democratic opponent for US Senate, a sitting congressman, “pond scum,” in an interview with a National Public Radio reporter on Thursday. Asked whether his candidate regretted his remarks, spokesman Will Ritter recounted that Gomez not only didn’t…
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NY injured special forces soldier takes plea for same offense on which David Gregory walked

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

“The intense focus you brought saved Nathan from years in jail.”

NY injured special forces soldier takes plea for same offense on which David Gregory walked

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5/24/2013 at 5:00pm
In early January, we wrote about the ordeal of Nathan Haddad, who was being charged with 5 felony counts under New York State’s prior gun law, for possession of empty 30-round magazines, Injured special forces soldier arrested in upstate NY for possession of high capacity ammunition magazines. The case arose just prior…
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Hamas’ war on long hair and low-hung trousers

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Hamas’ war on long hair and low-hung trousers

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5/24/2013 at 4:05pm
Do you remember the Saturday Night Live skit The Adventures of Miles Cowperthwaite? Captain Ned: [ interrupting ] That’s enough, Miles.. [ Miles sits ] Now, men, I run a mans’ ship. I will run it in a manful and masculine way! I will tolerate no men under my command who act…
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Syrian Electronic Army Hacks ITV News in Ongoing Attacks on Media Outlets

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Hacks ITV News in Ongoing Attacks on Media Outlets

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5/24/2013 at 2:30pm
The Syrian Electronic Army has hacked yet another media outlet’s Twitter account. A Twitter account belonging to ITV News, which was one of the first outlets to broadcast video of one of the killers in Wednesday’s grisly London terror attack, was compromised Friday by the pro-Assad hackers. The @itvlondon account sent out a…
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DA in upstate NY refuses to prosecute man for having 9 bullets in magazine

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

DA in upstate NY refuses to prosecute man for having 9 bullets in magazine

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5/24/2013 at 1:17pm
The so-called SAFE Act passed in a hurry in New York after the Newtown shooting has had many problems.  One of the bizarre aspects of the law was that while 10-round magazines were permitted, only 7 bullets could be loaded in the magazine. This very odd provision has been one of many reasons…
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Team Obama’s dirty war against conservatives

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Team Obama’s dirty war against conservatives

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5/24/2013 at 11:39am
Kimberley Strassel makes in important point today at The Wall Street Journal, taking apart the defense that the IRS was warranted in targeting conservative groups seeking 501(c)(4) status because of the Citizens United decision.  Strassel documents how people close to and involved in the Obama campaign sought to pressure the government to target…
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George Zimmerman trial — the facts or character on trial?

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

George Zimmerman trial — the facts or character on trial?

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5/24/2013 at 9:36am
George Zimmerman’s lawyers released photos from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone, including the two below. Zimmerman’s team says they will seek to introduce the photos and others to show that he was not as portrayed in the media and by the family’s attorneys: The evidence that George Zimmerman’s attorneys have uncovered on Trayvon Martin’s cellphone…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 05/24/2013 – The Peace Deal that Abbas passed on

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 05/24/2013 – The Peace Deal that Abbas passed on

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5/24/2013 at 8:40am
1) Missing another opportunity to miss an opportunity Yesterday, Prof Jacobson posted about an exclusive story at The Tower by Avi Issacharoff about the peace deal that Ehud Olmert offered Mahmoud Abbas in 2008 but that Abbas never accepted. Today Isacharoff follows up with more detail in Olmert: ‘I am still waiting for…
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Branco Cartoon – Slow Lerner

Posted by  ▪  May 24, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Slow Lerner

Lerner 590 LI
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5/24/2013 at 7:00am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco
 

Huffington Post joins the wingnuts, turns on Eric Holder

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

Huffington Post joins the wingnuts, turns on Eric Holder

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5/23/2013 at 8:17pm
So he made some mistakes. Name an Attorney General who hasn’t made mistakes. Okay, more than “some” mistakes: We were right all along, admit it, HuffPo.  Come on, man and woman up. A simple, “we’re sorry” will do.  Actually, no it won’t.
 

IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave as Scandal Grows

Posted by  ▪  May 23, 2013

IRS Official Lois Lerner Placed on Administrative Leave as Scandal Grows

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5/23/2013 at 6:51pm
This just in tonight, an IRS source in the agency’s Cincinnati office says that Lois Lerner, one of the officials at the center of the IRS scandal, has been placed on administrative leave (with pay). From National Review Online: Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she…
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