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It begins: State Dept says Syria’s 7-day deadline for chemical weapons list not really 7 days

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

Syria basically says: So sue me. State Dept. says: Pretty please.

It begins: State Dept says Syria’s 7-day deadline for chemical weapons list not really 7 days

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9/18/2013 at 6:46pm
We’ve been rolled. Via L.A. Times: The U.S.-Russian plan for the removal or destruction of Syria’s chemical weapons, hailed as a diplomatic breakthrough just days ago, appeared to run into trouble Wednesday as the Obama administration backed off a deadline for the Syrian government to submit a full inventory of its toxic stockpiles…
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This Time - John Elefante

You’ll never know who you never knew, but you’ll always wonder

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

You’ll never know who you never knew, but you’ll always wonder

This Time - John Elefante
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9/18/2013 at 5:39pm
A song from John Elefante formerly of the group Kansas. Ed Morrissey writes: If you’re not choking up by the end of this video — when John and Sami explain the meaning of this video — check your pulse. Yup. It’s not often we hear pro-life songs coming from established rock artists. For those of…
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You can keep your doctor* (*unless doctor and staff laid off due to Obamacare)

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

President Asterisk strikes again

You can keep your doctor* (*unless doctor and staff laid off due to Obamacare)

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9/18/2013 at 3:45pm
You can keep your doctor, period.* —————– *Layoffs coming to Cleveland Clinic in plan to reduce budget by $330 million: The Cleveland Clinic has told workers they will be laying off an unspecified number of employees as part of an overall, sweeping cost-reduction plan…. [Clinic spokeswoman Eileen Sheil] said early retirement would be offered to…
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Facebook, Dating Website apologize for ad featuring photo of bullied dead teen

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

Facebook, Dating Website apologize for ad featuring photo of bullied dead teen

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9/18/2013 at 2:38pm
Facebook apologized Tuesday after a dating advertisement that featured the photo of a teen who committed suicide was published on its site. The case of Rehtaeh Parsons, a 17 year old from Canada, was widely reported in the news in recent months after she took her own life.  Her parents claim she…
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Brazilian spying hypocrisy

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

I think the Brazilian President is not so much upset that we spy, but that we spy better than her spies spy.

Brazilian spying hypocrisy

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9/18/2013 at 12:26pm
I have warned repeatedly that the NSA disclosures by Edward Snowden via Glenn Greenwald and others serve a dual purpose. Part is to expose genuine breaches of privacy about which we should be concerned; part is to disrupt U.S. foreign intelligence activities and relations with other countries.  The former provides excellent cover…
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To delete a tweet, or not to delete a tweet, that is the question

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

To delete a tweet, or not to delete a tweet, that is the question

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9/18/2013 at 10:51am
With a news cylce measured in seconds and minutes, not even hours, there are plenty of mainstream media mistakes, as I wrote yesterday, One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours. Piers Morgan, for example, ran wild over the fact that the shooter used an AR-15,…
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“I have no doubt that if Marty was armed he would be alive”

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

“I have no doubt that if Marty was armed he would be alive”

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9/18/2013 at 9:47am
A friend and LI reader, who has to remain anonymous because of his job, sent me an email last night about Marty Bodrog, who was killed in the Navy Yard shooting: My USNA ’81 classmate Marty Bodrog was killed yesterday by the douchebag at the Navy Yard. Here’s the thing. The very…
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Video: Cory Booker supporters shout down Republican – “We don’t want you here”

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

Video: Cory Booker supporters shout down Republican – “We don’t want you here”

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9/18/2013 at 8:34am
Republican Steve Lonegan is running against Cory Booker in the Senate race in New Jersey. This story is linked at Drudge, but the Drudge link doesn’t have the video. Here it is: The press is mostly quiet about it. What if the roles were reversed? T-Bone could not be reached for comment.
 

Tightly Wound

Posted by  ▪  September 18, 2013

Tightly Wound

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9/18/2013 at 7:00am
That’s what this Prius driver is. From Randy: A couple of bumper stickers for you, spotted near Charlotte, NC.
 

Columnist from Canada through New York complains about Senator from Canada through Texas-ism

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Columnist from Canada through New York complains about Senator from Canada through Texas-ism

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9/17/2013 at 7:56pm
David Brooks, columnist for The New York Times, was interviewed recently on PBS and  referred to Ted Cruz as “the Senator from Canada through  Texas.” (h/t Instapundit) I guess Brooks meant that as a shot, but it’s an odd shot for Brooks to make. Brooks also was born in Canada to parents at least one…
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Iran blames ‘technical glitch’ for temporary unblock on social media sites

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Iran accidentally allows access to social media, promises not to make that mistake again.

Iran blames ‘technical glitch’ for temporary unblock on social media sites

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9/17/2013 at 5:00pm
Many Iranians enjoyed unhindered open access to social media sites on Monday, but it turns out that access was short lived. In a country that usually blocks direct access to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and numerous other sites it deems immoral, users were surprised to be logging onto social media without having to…
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Legal Insurrection Poll - Hannity Kelly Fox News

The Readers called it: Hannity to 10 p.m., Greta to 7 p.m.

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Fox News primetime line up gets even stronger.

The Readers called it: Hannity to 10 p.m., Greta to 7 p.m.

Legal Insurrection Poll - Hannity Kelly Fox News
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9/17/2013 at 3:32pm
When Drudge first teased that Megyn Kelly was getting the 9 p.m. slot, we had a reader poll as to what we wanted to see happen. The result was a clear vote in favor of moving Hannity to 10 p.m., Greta to 7 p.m. and Shep Smith out of primetime: Not long ago…
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One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

One lesson for mass killings: Don’t trust media reports for at least 24 hours

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9/17/2013 at 1:09pm
It happens in just about every mass shooting or terrorist event.  The initial media reports are inaccurate, yet those hurried inaccuracies feed a political narrative that is hard to break even after the facts are “corrected.” In the Newtown shooting, the wrong person was identified as the shooter, and the weapons used…
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Collective failure: Ban Ki Moon and Syria

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Collective failure: Ban Ki Moon and Syria

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9/17/2013 at 11:35am
“Our collective failure to prevent atrocity crimes in Syria over the past two and a half years will remain a heavy burden on the standing of the United Nations and its member states.” Ban Ki-Moon Secretary General of the United Nations, September 10, 2013 “The United States and the Russian Federation concur that…
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Occupy Wall Street - Mark Lyon - 10-1-2011

Legal Insurrection Awards for Best #OccupyWallStreet Moments (plus Special Google Search Award)

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Legal Insurrection Awards for Best #OccupyWallStreet Moments (plus Special Google Search Award)

Occupy Wall Street - Mark Lyon - 10-1-2011
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9/17/2013 at 10:17am
Today is the 2nd Anniversary of the start of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Our first post was a couple of weeks later, Declaration of the Occupation of Perpetual Grievance. Remember, the next, ahem, leading Democratic contender for President of the United States was the intellectual founder of Occupy Wall Street. Our Occupy…
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5 ways Obamacare could mess with your privacy

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

5 ways Obamacare could mess with your privacy

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9/17/2013 at 8:30am
Obamacare’s start date, October 1st,  is rapidly approaching. As the impending Tuesday draws nearer and nearer, new headlines are drawing attention to unsettling aspects of the system. Troubling enough was the NSA surveillance scandal this summer. Now, add sensitive medical information to the mix.  Concerned citizens are raising privacy questions, from sex…
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Sex between unequals: Joyce Maynard vs. J. D. Salinger

Posted by  ▪  September 17, 2013

Sex between unequals: Joyce Maynard vs. J. D. Salinger

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9/17/2013 at 7:00am
Joyce Maynard has made a kind of cottage industry out of her long-ago relationship with J.D. Salinger, who seduced her when she was a wunderkind of 18 and he a famous writer of 53 and then abruptly threw her out, leaving her to lick her wounds, seemingly recover, and then…
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