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Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Protests in Turkey reignite after relatively quiet week

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6/22/2013 at 4:53pm
The protests in Turkey continue, with police upping the use of force to break up even peaceful demonstrations. Via Reuters: Turkish riot police fired water cannon to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators in central Istanbul on Saturday, as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan castigated those behind protests he said had played into…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Reveals New US Hacking Accusations

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Reveals New US Hacking Accusations

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6/22/2013 at 2:48pm
A Hong Kong news outlet unveiled explosive new hacking accusations against the US on Saturday morning, citing information shared with the outlet by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. From the South China Morning Post: Snowden, who celebrated his 30th birthday on Friday as the US government made public their plan to indict him under…
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Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Prosecution’s “Experts” cannot testify that screaming voice on 911 tape was not George Zimmerman

Zimmerman Trial: State Experts’ Audio Findings Not Admissible

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6/22/2013 at 11:40am
Judge Debra Nelson today ruled that the testimony of Mr. Tom Owens and Dr. Alan Reich, the prosecution’s experts in the field of speech recognition and speaker identification, will not be admissible at trial because they have failed to meet the requirements of Frye.  The Frye standard requires that an expert’s…
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Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

Loophole in Gang of 8 bill gives Napolitano wide discretion to allow almost anyone to stay in U.S.

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6/22/2013 at 10:50am
One of the things I learned from Obamacare was that each section of the law could take many hours to understand because of cross-references to other sections and other laws.  Amendments make the problem even greater. Put that problem into a 1000+ page  bill, and it is almost impossible to uncover all the…
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“The Haves versus The Have Nots” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

“The Haves versus The Have Nots” Week at College Insurrection

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6/22/2013 at 8:30am
The Haves: NYU loans millions to top faculty for vacation homes NYU vacation home scandal just latest example of college compensation extravaganzas Law school uses ‘used car salesman’ tactics to pressure prospective students The Have Nots: Duke student lived in a van to escape student debt Rising number of college students in Northern Ireland using “Sugar Daddy”…
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The power of ideas

Posted by  ▪  June 22, 2013

The power of ideas

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6/22/2013 at 7:00am
Kind of like wearing the ribbon. Spotted by my wife in Rhode Island.
 

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Charged with Espionage and Other Offenses — Updated: Complaint Added

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Charged with Espionage and Other Offenses — Updated: Complaint Added

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6/21/2013 at 7:19pm
Breaking news tonight from the Washington Post: Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint against Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who leaked a trove of documents about top-secret surveillance programs, and the United States has asked Hong Kong to detain him on a provisional arrest warrant, according to…
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Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Pre-Game Day Analysis

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6/21/2013 at 5:45pm
The jurors are now selected in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman and opening statements are scheduled for Monday. Today was a ‘wrap up’ day, to resolve as any lingering issues that Judge Nelson hadn’t yet decided, and do general housekeeping in preparation for the trial. Since first examining the evidence of this…
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Turkey cracks down on social media users supporting protests

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Turkey cracks down on social media users supporting protests

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6/21/2013 at 3:30pm
Since May 31st, protests have raged in Turkey as demonstrations against demolition of an area in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park gave way to a larger anti-government movement.  Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has been cracking down through police force as the weeks have gone on.  But the crackdowns may have longer lasting…
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Americans for a Conservative Misdirection supports the Gang of 8

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

If the bill is so great, why does a liberal business group need to call itself conservative?

Americans for a Conservative Misdirection supports the Gang of 8

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6/21/2013 at 2:10pm
Versions of the ad below run endlessly on television and radio. I can’t seem to escape them. I even heard one of the ads at the break when Rush Limbaugh was interviewing Ted Cruz as to why Cruz was against the Gang of 8 bill. https://twitter.com/LegInsurrection/status/347403203714891776 It’s all a charade.  You are being m…
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Syrian rebels says have received game-changing weaponry

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Syrian rebels says have received game-changing weaponry

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6/21/2013 at 12:38pm
Via Lebanese website Naharnet: Syrian rebels have recently received new weapons that could “change the course of the battle” against the Syrian regime, a spokesman for the Free Syrian Army told Agence France Presse on Friday. “We’ve received quantities of new types of weapons, including some that we asked for and that we…
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Moving to final stages of Senate #amnesty push

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Update — is the fix in for passage?

Moving to final stages of Senate #amnesty push

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6/21/2013 at 10:23am
The next few days will be critical to the shape and passage of the Gang of 8 bill, with recent additions to border security being characterized as window dressing and unlikely ever to be implemented anyway. This all still skirts the key issue which no one among Republican supporters of the bill…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Update — Court rules on whether State can use terms like “profiling” “wannabe cop” “vigilante”

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

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6/21/2013 at 8:50am
Today there are several pretrial motions and proceedings scheduled. But the big event is the judge’s ruling on the Frye hearing as to whether the State’s audio experts will be allowed to testify as to the screams on a 911 Tape.  That ruling may be in a written order or given by…
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World Government Of the People’s Money, By the People’s Money, For the People’s Money

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

World Government Of the People’s Money, By the People’s Money, For the People’s Money

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6/21/2013 at 8:13am
G-8 Communique: We don’t want no John Galts At the recently concluded G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, the leaders of the world’s biggest powers couldn’t even come up with a statement openly condemning Syria or Hezbollah. “We very much share the view that it is important for us to build on the G-8…
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Adios Taxifornia

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Adios Taxifornia

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6/21/2013 at 7:00am
From Danelle: Last Person Leaving Taxifornia Please Turn Off The Lights It’s not a bumper sticker, but my sister in law sent this a few minutes ago. Her family is moving to Texas this week and leaving Taxifornia behind. Yes, they were on the way out of LA when they took that pic this…
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Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

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6/20/2013 at 10:00pm
The final jury was selected the Zimmerman trial today, consisting of 6 women jurors and 4 alternate jurors.  For those following along with the juror ID numbers, the jurors selected are:  B29, B76, B37, B51, E6, E40. Tomorrow we will have an in-depth analysis for each of these selected jurors based on…
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Just what we need, a website to “out” ex-vegans

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Just what we need, a website to “out” ex-vegans

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6/20/2013 at 8:55pm
There are several analogies I can think of for this. But, I’ll let it speak for itself. https://twitter.com/divadoll123/status/346989969082023939 Vegan Sell-Out List If you’re no longer vegan, you’re going on the list. The spirits of the billions murdered have risen to deliver: The Vegan Sellout List – an online directory of those who have regressed from moral…
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