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Turkish PM Erdogan at Davos 2009

Not exactly Breaking News: Turkey is run by Islamists who don’t like Israel

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2013

Not exactly Breaking News: Turkey is run by Islamists who don’t like Israel

Turkish PM Erdogan at Davos 2009
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11/2/2013 at 12:31pm
But you knew that, because we have been following the antics of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for years. Erdogan blames the Jews for Egypt and he has video! (so do we) Turkish Deputy Prime Minister blames “Jewish Diaspora” for Gezi Park protests Turkish Prime Minister drops what little is left of his…
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lavabit-interview

Lavabit founder: “I had effectively lost the ability to control my own network”

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2013

“…and as a network administrator, that just was a completely untenable position.”

Lavabit founder: “I had effectively lost the ability to control my own network”

lavabit-interview
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11/2/2013 at 10:00am
Ladar Levison, the founder of encrypted email service Lavabit, abruptly shut down the service in August after pressure from the government to hand over user information.  Levison said at the time that the move was necessary in order to avoid becoming “complicit in crimes against the American people.” Levison had been unable…
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Cornell-Big-Red-Bear-at-event

“Save the Big Red Bear’s Dudeness” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  November 2, 2013

“Save the Big Red Bear’s Dudeness” Week at College Insurrection

Cornell-Big-Red-Bear-at-event
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11/2/2013 at 8:00am
Save the Bear’s Dudeness, Dudes: Cornell students demand end to “male heterosexual” Big Red Bear mascot The Tigress Insurrection: A Princeton Alumna Explains Why She Won’t Donate Anymore: “The notion of academic freedom is also false, as faculty stifle and ostracize those who produce scholarship that challenges the current orthodoxy.” You had me at “cut…
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Ray Kelly Brown Students Shouting

Brown Prof recalls when a real fascist came to campus, calls Ray Kelly shout down “a shameful day”

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Brown U. Prof. to Kelly protesters: “Yours was an act of cowardice and fear, unworthy of any of the causes you claim to hold dear”

Brown Prof recalls when a real fascist came to campus, calls Ray Kelly shout down “a shameful day”

Ray Kelly Brown Students Shouting
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11/1/2013 at 8:35pm
There was some real angry ugliness at Brown University Tuesday night, as NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down and his lecture shut down. There has been celebration in some circles at Brown, but not from Biology Professor Ken Miller, a Brown grad himself. Miller wrote a wonderful letter to the Brown…
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CNN Israeli Strike Syria Confirmation

Lean forward, Israel, like the rest of us

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Obama admin leaks about Israel because it can.

Lean forward, Israel, like the rest of us

CNN Israeli Strike Syria Confirmation
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11/1/2013 at 6:02pm
Earlier this week three were unconfirmed reports of a very large explosion near the Syrian city of Latakia. There was relatively little media coverage to start, almost all from Israeli newspapers citing social media accounts. As in all these cases, Israeli officials were silent as to whodunit.  That’s the dance that takes place…
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McAuliffe Car Controversy Screen Shot

Is VA really going to elect Terry “Clinton money-bagger, sleazy-politicoid insider” McAuliffe?

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Is VA really going to elect Terry “Clinton money-bagger, sleazy-politicoid insider” McAuliffe?

McAuliffe Car Controversy Screen Shot
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11/1/2013 at 4:04pm
Depending on poll, the Virginia Governors race either is close or a Terry McAuliffe runaway victory. None of the polls show Ken Cuccinelli ahead. But several of the recent polls show low single digit margins. Via RCP: From a distance it certainly seems that Cuccinelli has run a weak campaign, and the third-party…
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Mary Landrieu Vote Yes Obamacare

Senate Dems killed (Obamacare) grandfather (fix)

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Senate Dems killed (Obamacare) grandfather (fix)

Mary Landrieu Vote Yes Obamacare
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11/1/2013 at 1:37pm
They own all of our Obamacare problems, completely. CNN reports, Senate Democrats supported rule that led to insurance cancellations: Senate Democrats voted unanimously three years ago to support the Obamacare rule that is largely responsible for some of the health insurance cancellation letters that are going out. In September 2010, Senate Republicans brought a…
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Lois Lerner House Testimony

IRS leak week

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

IRS leak week

Lois Lerner House Testimony
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11/1/2013 at 10:27am
The IRS Scandal is alive and kicking.  Although it is being drowned out of media attention by the Obamacare and Benghazi scandals. Two important revelations this week related to the targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups. First, Lois Lerner has been caught feeding confidential tax information to the Federal Election Commissions, including…
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car on fire

The Affordable Clunkcare Act

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

The Affordable Clunkcare Act

car on fire
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11/1/2013 at 8:27am
Hey, remember Cash for Clunkers? We sure do, we wrote about it frequently and predicted negative unintended consequences: We Are All Car Buyers Now Cash for Clunkers Driving Up Prices Cash For Clunkers Rear Ends Rhode Islanders “I Didn’t Buy A Clunker, But I’m Paying Anyway” My Cash-for-Clunkers Bill = $183 Seth Mandel at Commentary Magazine has an…
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Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Respect

Goes both ways

Posted by  ▪  November 1, 2013

Goes both ways

Bumper Sticker - Illinois - Respect
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11/1/2013 at 7:00am
Hi, Prof. J: Spied this sticker at the local community college (have actually seen the same car on more than one occasion). Not sure where the driver is coming from, but I share the sentiment with regards to Obama. “Zero” disgusts me so much, words fail me. He is…
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Protesters Racial Profiling Ray Kelly Brown University

Ct of Appeals stays NYC Stop-and-Frisk ruling, kicks trial judge off case

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

“District Judge ran afoul of the Code of Conduct for United States Judges”

Ct of Appeals stays NYC Stop-and-Frisk ruling, kicks trial judge off case

Protesters Racial Profiling Ray Kelly Brown University
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10/31/2013 at 9:21pm
How ironic. Just two days after NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was shouted down at Brown University over NYC’s Stop and Frisk policy, with many protesters citing a finding by a trial Judge of racial discrimination, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has stayed the ruling, and kicked the trial…
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(Forum at Brown University on October 30, 2013, regarding shout down of Ray Kelly)

Brown Prof apologizes for inviting Ray Kelly

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

“especially to my black students and Latino brothers and sisters.” Also, asked for list of who not to invite in future, but says was “tongue in cheek” request.

Brown Prof apologizes for inviting Ray Kelly

(Forum at Brown University on October 30, 2013, regarding shout down of Ray Kelly)
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10/31/2013 at 8:15pm
We previously have reported on the shout down of NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at Brown University on Tuesday, causing cancellation of his lecture: The angry face of the Brown U. shout down Author at The Nation: Ray Kelly being shouted down “was glorious” Brown U. student called “White Supremacist” for wanting to hear Ray…
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healthcare-gov-splash

Democrats voice frustration on Obamacare in meeting with WH officials

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Democrats voice frustration on Obamacare in meeting with WH officials

healthcare-gov-splash
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10/31/2013 at 5:30pm
White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and various senior officials got an earful in a meeting today from Senate Democrats frustrated over the troubled rollout of Obamacare.  The meeting also included CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner and Jeffrey Zients, who was appointed to oversee HealthCare.gov fixes. While McDonough tried to reassure lawmakers that…
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Edward-Snowden

Edward Snowden reportedly hired by major Russian website

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Edward Snowden reportedly hired by major Russian website

Edward-Snowden
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10/31/2013 at 3:15pm
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has a new job.  He’s reportedly been hired to help maintain one of Russia’s largest websites, according to his lawyer. From ABC News: Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the U.S. government for leaking thousands of secret files, is sitting down to his keyboard once…
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NYT Tom Scully

Not interested in what that Republican is selling

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

Not interested in what that Republican is selling

NYT Tom Scully
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10/31/2013 at 1:15pm
This paragraph pretty much sums it up, from an article at The NY Times (emphasis added): [Tom] Scully, who has spent the last 30-some years oscillating between government and the private sector, is hoping to be his own best proof of the Obamacare gold mine. As a principal health policy adviser under President…
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Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2

The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

The angry face of the Brown U. shout down

Jenny Li Brown University Protest Kelly2
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10/31/2013 at 11:27am
Jenny Li is a Brown University student, a fellow at the People for the American Way Foundation, helps run Brown Asian Sisters Empowered, and is an environmental activist who is Executive Director of the Brown emPower environmental group: She’s also someone who was proud to shut down the Ray Kelly lecture at…
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Colorado Prices scare Obamacare shoppers Al Jazeera screen shot

Swarming, Swirling and Scary: Halloween #ObamacareFail news

Posted by  ▪  October 31, 2013

A growing list updated throughout the day.

Swarming, Swirling and Scary: Halloween #ObamacareFail news

Colorado Prices scare Obamacare shoppers Al Jazeera screen shot
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10/31/2013 at 10:06am
There is so much wrong with Obamacare and HealthCare.gov that the news is swarming.  Or is it swirling? So we’ll just keep a running list today of what’s new in the past 24 hours.  If you have links, post them in the comments. We’ll have a separate post, if needed, for “Breaking” news…
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