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Clashes Between Rival Protest Groups in Egypt Turn Deadly

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Clashes Between Rival Protest Groups in Egypt Turn Deadly

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7/27/2013 at 2:00pm
More violence has erupted in Egypt as thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in rival demonstrations for and against the continued detention of ousted Egyptian President Morsi. From CNN: Massive, rival rallies in and around Cairo ran into the wee hours of Saturday, with one group celebrating the ouster and jailing…
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‘Hope and debt’ week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

‘Hope and debt’ week at College Insurrection

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7/27/2013 at 12:30pm
Paying for college isn’t getting any easier these days. Families forced to endure rising cost of college tuition Cash strapped parents are giving kids less money for college Bad economy keeps college kids from leaving the nest And it seems some things are compounding the problem. Obamacare Causes Economic Suffering on College Campuses Oxymoron? Obama says he’s trying…
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Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Did Zimmerman juror really apologize for verdict or was interview deceptively edited?

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7/27/2013 at 11:00am
The fallout of the George Zimmerman trial continues, as one of the trial jurors made some startling admissions during an ABC interview: The only minority on the all-female jury that voted to acquit George Zimmerman said today that Zimmerman “got away with murder” for killing Trayvon Martin and feels she owes an…
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Report: KTVU fake pilot names started as internal joke not intended for air

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Report: KTVU fake pilot names started as internal joke not intended for air

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7/27/2013 at 9:30am
An internal joke that was never intended to make it to the news desk is reportedly at the center of a California TV station’s embarrassing on-air blunder, according to a new report Friday. Ever since San Francisco area FOX affiliate KTVU erroneously aired the painfully obvious fake names of four pilots purported…
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Mayor Bob Filner opts for rehab instead of resignation

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner opts for rehab instead of resignation

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7/27/2013 at 8:00am
My husband and I made a wager. He insisted that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) would be forced to resign once the women in Democratic Party leadership began clamoring for his ouster.  I said that he would never leave office willingly — he would need to be forced out legally. Looks like…
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To Samaria and back

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

To Samaria and back

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7/26/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today we reunited with a family I was close to while a student in Moscow in 1980, and had not seen since 1984 in Moscow.  It was great, and very satisfying.  The parents, now in their early 80’s, have a life story about which history books should…
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Why Judge Nelson Was Wrong to Exclude Martin’s Cell Phone Evidence

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Why Judge Nelson Was Wrong to Exclude Martin’s Cell Phone Evidence

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7/26/2013 at 6:30pm
As happens with gratifying frequency, one of the Legal Insurrection commenters today made a great contribution to yesterday’s thread, “When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?” This particular comment was posted by “Edgehopper” (I could tell you his real name, but then I’d have to kill you–let’s just say…
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Obama and the phony scandals

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Obama and the phony scandals

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7/26/2013 at 5:00pm
Pat Smith has something to say to President Obama: The mother of a Benghazi victim is furious about the new White House strategy of calling the terrorist attack and many other scandals plaguing the Obama administration “fake” or “phony.” Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith, who was slain in the September 11, 2012…
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“American Idol” Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Black Contestants

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

“American Idol” Faces Discrimination Lawsuit from Black Contestants

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7/26/2013 at 3:30pm
I was once a big fan of the show American Idol, cheering on a variety of contestants during each season. I was especially impressed with Jennifer Hudson, an African-American beauty who went on from her appearance on the show to fame …as well as numerous awards for singing and acting. She now…
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Seven Proves to be Mayor Bob Filner’s Unlucky Number

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Seven Proves to be Mayor Bob Filner’s Unlucky Number

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7/26/2013 at 2:00pm
Last week, after the first accuser came forward with the story of the sexual harassment she endured from San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, the local Democratic Party’s central committee had a contentious meeting during which they deadlocked 24-24 on asking the mayor to resign. However, now that the number of accusers has…
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Snowden Would Not Face Death Penalty if He Returns to US

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Snowden Would Not Face Death Penalty if He Returns to US

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7/26/2013 at 12:40pm
In a letter to Russia’s Minister of Justice, Attorney General Eric Holder said that Edward Snowden would not face the death penalty or be tortured if he returned to the United States. From the Wall Street Journal: Attorney General Eric Holder, in a letter to Russian counterpart Alexander Vladimirovich Konovalov, said Mr. Snowden’s…
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Vandalism Shuts Down Lincoln Memorial

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Vandalism Shuts Down Lincoln Memorial

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7/26/2013 at 11:00am
Who does this kind of thing? The Lincoln Memorial was shut down Friday after vandals splattered the base of the statue with green paint. From CNN: Vandals splashed green paint on the base of the Lincoln Memorial’s statue overnight, prompting officials to temporarily close the marble fixture on Washington’s National Mall, authorities said. Police were…
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The IRS Workers’ Union Also Wants Exemption from ObamaCare

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

The IRS Workers’ Union Also Wants Exemption from ObamaCare

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7/26/2013 at 9:30am
First the Teamsters, UFCW, and UNITE-HERE expressed their belated disapproval of the ObamaCare Tax monstrosity, and now the IRS employee union wants to be exempted from Obamacare.  The Teamsters, et al., made points that we’ve been making since 2009, points they willfully ignored and openly scoffed at us for making: When you…
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Which Commandment is this?

Posted by  ▪  July 26, 2013

Which Commandment is this?

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7/26/2013 at 7:00am
1-10 are already taken. Spotted last night in a window in Tel Aviv:
 

A stone’s throw away from trouble in Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

A stone’s throw away from trouble in Jerusalem

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7/25/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today I toured areas of the Western Wall in Jerusalem I had not previously seen. First, the part of the wall to the right of the Kotel (live webcam here) beyond the Mugrabi Bridge, where there are fallen stones from the Roman destruction of the Second…
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When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

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7/25/2013 at 6:30pm
During the Zimmerman trial there was considerable consternation among much of the public that the trial judge, Debra Nelson, had excluded certain evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past, including his apparent drug use, illegal firearms dealing, passion for “street fighting”, among other pleasant character traits. Now that the trial has ended in a…
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Obama Blames Washington

Branco Cartoon – Washington Contraband

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Washington Contraband

Obama Blames Washington
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7/25/2013 at 5:00pm
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