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Kafkatrapping

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Kafkatrapping

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9/1/2013 at 9:31pm
A reader writes: In White-liberal white-baiting link-baiting gone wild you mentioned this: Make an outlandish statement about White people. Watch White people react in denial. Use denial reaction as proof you were right all along. There’s a word for this logical Fallacy. It’s called Kafkatrapping. In short it takes the form of using denial of guilt as…
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Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies”

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Not even Athletic and Natural Sciences Departments spared from newly expanded multicultural, social justice and “re-orientation” policies.

Oberlin racism hoax exploited to advance “even more extreme policies”

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9/1/2013 at 6:30pm
When The Great Oberlin Racism Hoax of 2013 was exposed last month by Chuck Ross at The Daily Caller, troubling questions arose as to How Could Oberlin Be So Cruel as to not have told students there weren’t really Nazi and KKK sympathizers stalking the campus. Police records reveal that the Oberlin…
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“Severe Internet Addiction” – Is there any other type?

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

“Severe Internet Addiction” – Is there any other type?

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9/1/2013 at 5:01pm
A Pennsylvania hospital is opening the country’s first inpatient treatment program for people struggling with “severe internet addiction.” From FOX News: Treatment facilities have sprung up in recent years, but a psychiatric hospital in central Pennsylvania is now set to become the country’s first facility of its kind to offer an inpatient treatment…
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Efforts to “change” Stand-Your-Ground Laws really aim to eliminate them

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Efforts to “change” Stand-Your-Ground Laws really aim to eliminate them

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9/1/2013 at 2:00pm
It is said that the first casualty of war is the truth, and we are being provided with a ringside seat to just such political theater with today’s newest front on the war on law-abiding gun owners. That front is, of course, being waged on so-called Stand Your Ground laws. This past week…
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Obama wants Congress to save him from himself on Syria

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

The mishandling of Syria is so complete, it’s not clear there are any good options.

Obama wants Congress to save him from himself on Syria

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9/1/2013 at 12:05pm
President Obama has decided to send the issue of authorizing force against Syria to Congress. What should Congress do? Should Congress give him the authority to act based on the guidelines he’s set out? Should Congress change the guidelines? The mishandling of Syria is so complete that whether or not military intervention…
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Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

Syria overtakes Snowden, NSA on social media

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9/1/2013 at 9:00am
Edward Snowden and the NSA debate seem to have lost some significant momentum on Twitter in light of the current discussion about what the US will or won’t be doing about the situation in Syria. Business Insider noticed that Syria Tensions Have Knocked The NSA Spying Scandal Completely Off The Radar, and…
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An update on Japan’s Fukushima plant and its radioactive leak

Posted by  ▪  September 1, 2013

An update on Japan’s Fukushima plant and its radioactive leak

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9/1/2013 at 7:45am
While all eyes are on Syria, there is some news from Japan that caught my eye. Readers may recall that the Fukushima nuclear power plant had a series of equipment failures and nuclear meltdowns in the wake of a devastating tsunami in 2011.  There as been a recent update in the situation…
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The most troubling aspect of today’s events

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

The most troubling aspect of today’s events

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8/31/2013 at 10:42pm
Not the indecision and delayed decision about the use of force in Syria. The Golf immediately after the Rose Garden statement. Right after shipping responsibility for authorizing an attack on Syria, President Barack Obama returned to his comfort zone: The golf course. Obama’s motorcade left the White House at 2:30 p.m., about 30 minutes after…
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Should Congress authorize use of force in Syria? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Should Congress authorize use of force in Syria? (Reader Poll)

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8/31/2013 at 7:52pm
Now that you have had all of about 6 hours to digest Obama’s decision to seek authorization from Congress for use of force in Syria in response to the Syrian government’s use of chemical weapons, let’s get some quick reader feedback. The poll is open until 5 p.m. Eastern on Sunday, September…
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White-liberal white-baiting link-baiting gone wild

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game – “The Shirley Sherrod tape still is not misleading.”

White-liberal white-baiting link-baiting gone wild

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8/31/2013 at 6:00pm
Salon.com, which is quite White, has pretty much turned itself over to White liberals making ridiculously overbroad generalized complaints about Whites and White Privilege to get attention. David Sirota practically owns the genre. Gawker is going there as well, and based on the number of views and comments, it seems like really good bait: Here’s…
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Protesters against US intervention in Syria chant outside WH as Obama takes podium

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Protesters against US intervention in Syria chant outside WH as Obama takes podium

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8/31/2013 at 2:31pm
Protesters have gathered outside the White House to oppose intervention in Syria as Obama takes the podium. https://twitter.com/arishapiro/status/373855135044497408 h/t Bruce Majors Aside from just the typical and always expected ANSWER Coalition anti-war protest crowd, who are publicizing demonstrations across the country, seems like an interesting mix of some others as well. (still shot from video…
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Chuck Todd on POTUS seeking congressional authorization: “Quite extraordinary”

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Chuck Todd on POTUS seeking congressional authorization: “Quite extraordinary”

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8/31/2013 at 2:19pm
Obama is going to seek congressional authorization for the use of force in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons It’s not clear how soon that will take place, because Congress is not back in session until September 9. Obama made the announcement while expressly stating he did not need Congressional authorization. Chuck Todd…
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Obama statement on Syria (Update – Will seek congressional authorization)

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Obama statement on Syria (Update – Will seek congressional authorization)

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8/31/2013 at 1:03pm
For continuing coverage, Syria Attack Watch. Full text here. UPDATE: Obama says has decided on military action, doesn’t need U.N. Security Council or Congress, BUT will seek congressional authorization anyway:
 

Syria Attack Watch

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Syria Attack Watch

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8/31/2013 at 11:15am
We will update this post throughout the day, in reverse chronological order, with most recent updates at top. If there actually is an attack, we’ll start a new thread with video embeds, etc. For now there are two Twitter feeds at the bottom of this post, one I created using reliable sources,…
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“Just like he saved Detroit” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

“Just like he saved Detroit” Week at College Insurrection

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8/31/2013 at 8:30am
Obama wants to fix the Higher Education Bubble. You’re not done saving Detroit, please leave us alone: 10 Reasons Why Obama’s “College Affordability Plan” is Full of Fail Video – Charles Krauthammer blasts Obama’s speech on college affordability How Obama’s Student-Aid Plan Could Harm Liberal Arts Obama’s college affordability plan could raise costs I’ve got it: If…
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Resist we must

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Resist we must

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8/31/2013 at 7:00am
From J: BORG: Resistance Is Futile With the Obama O in the middle. Perfect. Spotted on a car from the People’s Collective of Maryland, traveling through People’s Democratic Republic of Charlottesville, VA.
 

Facial recognition technologies almost unrecognizable

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Facial recognition technologies almost unrecognizable

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8/30/2013 at 8:18pm
One of my former students has an excellent Op-ed in The NY Times. Hoorah! Defenders of this technology will say that no one has a legitimate expectation of privacy in public. But as surveillance technology improves, the distinction between public spaces and private spaces becomes less meaningful. There is a vast difference between…
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