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Breaching Protocol

Branco Cartoon – His Kingdom Come

Posted by  ▪  January 29, 2015

He will be done (in 2 years)

Branco Cartoon – His Kingdom Come

Breaching Protocol
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1/29/2015 at 7:00am
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William A. Jacobson Cornell Israel BDS Boycott Speech Roc4Israel

Boycotting Israel – The insidious threat of the BDS movement

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

My speech at Roc4Israel in Rochester, NY.

Boycotting Israel – The insidious threat of the BDS movement

William A. Jacobson Cornell Israel BDS Boycott Speech Roc4Israel
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1/28/2015 at 8:30pm
On Tuesday night, January 27, 2015, I spoke at the Rochester (NY) Jewish Community Center on the topic of Boycotting Israel – The insidious threat of the BDS movement I was invited to speak by Rochesterians for Israel (Roc4Israel), a very active multi-faith group. The official attendance count was 354 people, quite…
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Rick Perry Mugshot cropped

Rick Perry Indictment Stands—Again

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

Another day, another roadblock

Rick Perry Indictment Stands—Again

Rick Perry Mugshot cropped
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1/28/2015 at 6:55pm
Rick Perry may have had a successful political weekend in Iowa, but when it comes to legal issues, the former Texas Governor’s troubles are just as real as ever. Last year, a grand jury indicted Governor Perry on two felony counts over abuse of power allegations; since then, Perry…
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ISIS japan hostages

Jordan will swap prisoners with ISIS—but what about Kenji Goto?

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

Will ISIS work with both Jordan and Japan?

Jordan will swap prisoners with ISIS—but what about Kenji Goto?

ISIS japan hostages
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1/28/2015 at 4:48pm
The situation for two hostages held by ISIS is rapidly spiraling. Officials in Jordan have agreed to the Islamic State’s demands for a hostage swap, but added their own conditions to the mix, which could complicate things for hostages Muath al-Kaseasbeh and Kenji Goto. Via Fox News: In the case of…
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Sussex Friends of Israel Man Screaming

Breaking – Big Blogger Burns Out

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

Please don’t let me be that person.

Breaking – Big Blogger Burns Out

Sussex Friends of Israel Man Screaming
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1/28/2015 at 3:15pm
Blogger Burnout. A frequent topic here, first visited on January 15, 2009, Add “Blogger Burnout” To The List Of Blogger Ailments. For those of you keeping track, that would be about 3 months after I started Legal Insurrection. Three months! Even then I realized that being a blogger could be about the most…
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Marissa Alexander 1-27-15

Marissa “Just a Warning Shot” Alexander Released From Jail

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

Alexander escapes mandatory minimum 60-year sentence

Marissa “Just a Warning Shot” Alexander Released From Jail

Marissa Alexander 1-27-15
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1/28/2015 at 1:30pm
We noted here back in November that 34-year-old Marissa Alexander–facing up to 60 years in prison for firing a bullet past her husband’s head and her two step-children–had once again been offered, and this time accepted, a 3-year plea agreement:  UPDATED: “Warning shot” defendant accepts 3-year plea deal. The renewed 3-year plea…
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michelle obama saudi arabia

Good on you, Michelle Obama

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

She’ll pass on the veil, thank you very much

Good on you, Michelle Obama

michelle obama saudi arabia
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1/28/2015 at 12:08pm
Michelle Obama made waves this week with her decision to not wear headscarf during her visit to Saudi Arabia. Although reactions to her decision were mixed, the reaction on social media gave birth to a hashtag accusing the first lady of immodesty—a heady violation in one of the few remaining countries…
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Facebook-EndTrafficking

Here’s what Congress is doing to #EndTrafficking

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

P.S. The Super Bowl makes the problem even worse

Here’s what Congress is doing to #EndTrafficking

Facebook-EndTrafficking
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1/28/2015 at 10:00am
Modern-day slavery. When I lived in Texas, I learned more about the horror and despair of human trafficking than I ever thought there was to know. It’s the fastest growing business of organized crime, and especially in places along the border, it shows. It took me a long time to truly…
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Scott Walker Krauthammer

Krauthammer: Scott Walker getting to 2016 Top Tier

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

The speech he made in Iowa changed things.

Krauthammer: Scott Walker getting to 2016 Top Tier

Scott Walker Krauthammer
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1/28/2015 at 8:30am
Charles Krauthammer was on the O’Reilly Factor last night to discuss the Republican contenders for 2016. Wisconsin governor Scott Walker got some kind words from Dr. K, who said that his speech in Iowa last weekend changed things. Watch: Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com You’ll notice in the video that O’Reilly and Krauthammer…
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William A. Jacobson and  Philly guy

Look who I found

Posted by  ▪  January 28, 2015

Philly Guy.

Look who I found

William A. Jacobson and  Philly guy
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1/28/2015 at 7:00am
Had a good speech last night at the Jewish Community Center in Rochester (NY) on the topic of Boycotting Israel: The insidious threat of the BDS movement. I’ll post the video soon. As previously mentioned, the speech was sponsored by Roc4Israel. We had over 200 people in attendance. (Update – final official count: 354) Including…
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529 Tax Changes

Obama dumps tax hike on college savings accounts

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

Score one for the American taxpayer

Obama dumps tax hike on college savings accounts

529 Tax Changes
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1/27/2015 at 8:39pm
He announced. America retaliated. He ran screaming from his toxic tax proposal. Today, the White House threw its own plan under the bus by announcing that it would no longer pursue its proposed tax hike on “529” college savings account. From the Wall Street Journal: The move followed a public call by House…
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LI #02 Measles

Measles and the anti-vaccination movement

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

Remember the damage measles can cause?

Measles and the anti-vaccination movement

LI #02 Measles
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1/27/2015 at 6:55pm
It is ironic that the success of modern vaccination programs against ancient scourges such as measles has been part of the reason parents today are so ignorant about what these diseases can do. A recent outbreak in California has demonstrated the effects of this lack of knowledge: Researchers have found that…
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ISIS japan hostages

ISIS Threatens Obama, Appears to Execute Another Hostage

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

“Know, oh Obama, that will reach America”

ISIS Threatens Obama, Appears to Execute Another Hostage

ISIS japan hostages
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1/27/2015 at 5:18pm
A video discovered by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) contains a direct threat against the life of President Barack Obama, as well as promises to kill more hostages if Jordan does not release extremist and prisoner Sajida al-Rishawi. Fox News has the details: In a new online video discovered by…
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Boehner prepares to sue Obama over executive overreach House sues immgration amenesty Obama

Boehner prepares to sue Obama for executive overreach

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

Executive overreach? Not so fast.

Boehner prepares to sue Obama for executive overreach

Boehner prepares to sue Obama over executive overreach House sues immgration amenesty Obama
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1/27/2015 at 3:30pm
This morning, Speaker Boehner announced he’s working with House members to finalize a plan authorizing legal action against the President for his immigration executive overreach. This latest effort is in addition to the work the House has already done to rein in immigration. The House tried to limit the president’s executive overreach…
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auschwitz

Never Again

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

70 years later, Auschwitz’s legacy lives on

Never Again

auschwitz
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1/27/2015 at 2:08pm
If you walk past the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., you’ll see an enormous banner hanging near the entrance. You can’t miss it, whether you’re making your way to darken the building’s doorway, or not. “NEVER AGAIN” is the slogan for their latest educational push and messaging campaign, but…
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No Man left Behind

House Select Committee on Benghazi Still Investigating (Updated with Video)

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

We won’t let this issue die

House Select Committee on Benghazi Still Investigating (Updated with Video)

No Man left Behind
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1/27/2015 at 11:58am
Today, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Joel Rubin is testifying before the House Select Committee on Benghazi about the slow-going process of providing the Commmittee with over 40,000 additional pages of documents regarding the before, during, and after of the Benghazi attacks in October of 2012. Well, he’s trying. In between…
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LI #16 mosquito

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

Posted by  ▪  January 27, 2015

How do you control it?

Millions of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes may be Released in Florida

LI #16 mosquito
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1/27/2015 at 10:00am
I recently reported on the chikungunya virus that is raging in South America. There are concerns that Florida could be the next epicenter of the epidemic. Thanks to climate change and globalization, the Keys are also increasingly home to killer tropical diseases such as dengue fever and chikungunya spread by Aedes…
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