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Social Media Explained

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Social Media Explained

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7/28/2013 at 7:12pm
Here’s some lighter Sunday evening tech fare for LI readers, since social media is a topic we often cover in some form or another. Are you confused by social media?  Do you find all the different apps and services out there overwhelming?  Don’t know what to use them all for?  Here it…
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American Bridge to follow even more Republicans around in 2014 and 2016

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

American Bridge to follow even more Republicans around in 2014 and 2016

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7/28/2013 at 5:43pm
Get ready for the oppo research wars.  David Brock’s American Bridge will be dispatching even more trackers to follow around Republicans all across the country. From Politico: Senior officials with American Bridge 21st Century – the group’s full, legal name – told POLITICO that the oppo-slinging outfit will grow to a staff size…
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Weiner campaign spent $45K investigating ‘hacking’ he knew never occurred

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Weiner campaign spent $45K investigating ‘hacking’ he knew never occurred

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7/28/2013 at 3:30pm
Before Anthony Weiner finally resigned in June 2011, he manufactured the story that he’d been hacked, and continued on with that charade for days. “This was a prank, and a silly one,” he asserted. “I was hacked, it happens to people, you move on,” he said, as he brazenly lied to one reporter’s…
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Does President Obama consider Republicans a greater threat than the Muslim Brotherhood?

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

President Obama denies College Republicans the same respect he gave the Muslim Brotherhood four years ago in Cairo.

Does President Obama consider Republicans a greater threat than the Muslim Brotherhood?

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7/28/2013 at 2:15pm
Last week the College Fix reported that a group of College Republicans were turned away from from a speech that President Obama was giving on their campus, despite the fact that they had purchased tickets. (h/t InstaPundit) Ten College Republicans were dubbed a security threat and refused admittance to President Barack Obama’s…
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Cleveland Kidnapper Gets Life while Victim Starts New Life

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Cleveland Kidnapper Gets Life while Victim Starts New Life

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7/28/2013 at 12:57pm
In addition to the George Zimmerman trial, one case that Americans have been following closely is that of Cleveland’s notorious sex deviant and kidnapper, Ariel Castro. To avoid the death penalty for his crimes, Castro just made a deal that includes life in prison….with a special enhancement. The Cleveland man accused of holding…
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Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager calls it quits

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Anthony Weiner’s campaign manager calls it quits

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7/28/2013 at 11:00am
After the latest reports of serial sexter Anthony Weiner’s post-resignation online fling, his campaign manager has called it quits. From the NY Times: In a new sign of tumult within Anthony D. Weiner’s embattled political operation, his campaign manager has quit, leaving his already skeletal team without a day-to-day leader. According to two people…
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Detroit in 1965 and the divisive rhetoric that poisoned its economic future

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Detroit in 1965 and the divisive rhetoric that poisoned its economic future

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7/28/2013 at 9:30am
As an amateur historian, I often like watching old news and documentary clips; via LA Observed, I came across a fascinating one featuring another metropolitan area: The background: This public domain film narrated by then-mayor Jerome P. Cavanaugh was made in 1965 to promote Detroit. The city faced many urban problems and its…
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Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

Posted by  ▪  July 28, 2013

Bill Cosby, the Zimmerman case, and guns

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7/28/2013 at 8:00am
Look, I want to give Bill Cosby his props. He’s been speaking up courageously for years on the problems within the black community, and he’s gotten a lot of flak for it. It can’t have been easy for him. Here are some excerpts from the address Cosby gave to the NAACP in…
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Saturday Night Card Game (15 minutes of fame goes wrong for far left activist)

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (15 minutes of fame goes wrong for far left activist)

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7/27/2013 at 8:00pm
Note: Breitbart News notes in an interview with this activist that she was “an anti-Zimmerman demonstrator attempting to use sarcasm to prove her point,” and not an infiltrator as reported on the source blog. Kristinn Taylor brought us this gem via Jim Hoft’s Gateway Pundit blog this week.  I’ll try to sum…
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And then there were none (of the pre-Oslo Arab killers of Israelis left in prison)

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

And then there were none (of the pre-Oslo Arab killers of Israelis left in prison)

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7/27/2013 at 6:30pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today was a rest day, with the only real activity some time at the beach in front of our hotel in Tel Aviv. The Mediterranean Sea was warm, and the waves and undertow strong.  It was great to ride the waves, but one man drowned just…
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Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

Zimmerman Redux: The Breaking Louisiana Self-Defense Case of Merritt Landry

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7/27/2013 at 5:00pm
Merritt Landry, a 33-year-old “white caucasian” shot the victim, a 14-year-old black boy, in the head. A single spent cartridge case was recovered at the scene, indicating that a semi-automatic weapon was used and suggesting that a single shot was fired. The hour of the shooting was approximately 2:00AM, on Friday,…
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The Supreme Court’s 9-0 Rulings Against Obama Reveal Disregard for the Constitution

Posted by  ▪  July 27, 2013

The Supreme Court’s 9-0 Rulings Against Obama Reveal Disregard for the Constitution

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7/27/2013 at 3:30pm
Ilya Somin has an interesting article on 9-0 Supreme Court rulings: Those of us who follow Supreme Court decisions spend most of our time debating the contentious issues that divide justices 5-4 along predictable ideological lines. Often, that’s where the loudest public debates are as well. Just consider the recent rulings on…
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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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