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LI #13 California Drought Riverbed v2

Unprecedented: California’s legislators OK severe water restrictions

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2015

Also unprecedented: Governor Brown bails on environmental-activism proposals for Delta.

Unprecedented: California’s legislators OK severe water restrictions

LI #13 California Drought Riverbed v2
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5/7/2015 at 10:00am
When the history of the past decade gets written, it will be peppered liberally with the word “unprecedented.” California Governor Jerry Brown recently unveiled the state’s first water restrictions in response to the “mega-drought.” In a move that will surprise almost no one, our state legislature passed the “unprecedented” proposal: California regulators…
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Iran’s Foreign Minister Takes in Gullible Media

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2015

No one seems to notice that he defended his nation’s piracy

Iran’s Foreign Minister Takes in Gullible Media

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5/7/2015 at 8:30am
Last week Iran’s foreign minister and chief nuclear negotiator Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared in “a conversation” with columnist David Ignatius of The Washington Post at NYU sponsored by the New America Foundation. There were those in the media who described Zarif as “suave” and “diplomatic,” but not everyone was impressed with…
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Hillary Email Scandal Not Going Away

Posted by  ▪  May 7, 2015

Too bad Hillary destroyed all those, ahem, exonerating emails.

Hillary Email Scandal Not Going Away

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5/7/2015 at 7:00am
The Clintons and their defenders are trying to ignore the fact that Hillary used a private email server during her time at the State Department but despite their best efforts, the scandal isn’t going away. Josh Gerstein of Politico: State Dept. official: Hillary Clinton’s email practices ‘not acceptable’ A senior State Department official testifying…
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Benjamin Netanyahu Stage Election Night

Bibi has a government, now comes the real battle

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Election nastiness will be nothing compared to coming battle with Obama, Kerry and the U.N.

Bibi has a government, now comes the real battle

Benjamin Netanyahu Stage Election Night
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5/6/2015 at 8:35pm
When the Israeli elections were held in March, the result widely was seen as a huge win for Benjamin Netanyahu, because his Likud Party outperformed. But that was Part 1. The second part has taken several weeks to play out — the formation of a governing coalition of at least 61…
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The media’s struggle with free speech: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Edition

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Ohhh, the Chaplinsky Test…

The media’s struggle with free speech: CNN’s Chris Cuomo Edition

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5/6/2015 at 6:45pm
Days later and establishment media types are still struggling to define the Garland shooting at Sunday’s “draw Muhammad” event. CNN anchor Chris Cuomo, son of late New Governor Mario Cuomo, waded into the free speech pool today. Needless to say the ill-fated soirée was short-lived. Whilst debating the merits of…
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MSNBC Guest: Dr. Ben Carson an Affirmative Action Case

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

“He drank the kool-aid.”

MSNBC Guest: Dr. Ben Carson an Affirmative Action Case

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5/6/2015 at 5:00pm
Remember when any criticism of a black man running for president was indisputable proof of racism? MSNBC doesn’t. Progressives have forgotten everything that happened since the 2008 election and they think we have too. It’s already obvious that Dr. Ben Carson, a renowned pediatric neurosurgeon, is not going to get…
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Carly Fiorina out-sasses late night TV, buys SethMeyers.org

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Deal with it

Carly Fiorina out-sasses late night TV, buys SethMeyers.org

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5/6/2015 at 3:35pm
In politics, there’s no such thing as a tiny mistake. Even the silliest moments become “gaffes” at the behest of overeager journalists looking to “break” the Next Big Scandal©. There’s no avoiding it; what matters is how you deal with it. Carly Fiorina knows how to deal with it. When…
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Yemen’s power vacuum opening doors for al-Qaeda

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Will “mediation” work?

Yemen’s power vacuum opening doors for al-Qaeda

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5/6/2015 at 2:10pm
Today, 32 people died trying to escape Yemen. Houthi rebels fired a shell at their boat as it pulled out of port in the strategically-crucial gulf city of Aden. Overnight, fierce fighting had broken out in the al-Tawahi district between Iranian-backed Houthi rebels and militia forces loyal to (deposed and yet…
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Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Crushing defeat – 14% Yes, 71% No, 15% Abstain

Bowdoin College students overwhelmingly reject Israel boycott

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5/6/2015 at 12:28pm
Bowdoin College Student Government held an unprecedented all-student referendum, sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, for a full academic and cultural boycott of Israel (not just “divestment” from certain companies). Bowdoin is one of the most elite Liberal Arts colleges, ranked 5th by U.S. News & World Report. The referendum was held…
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Germanwings copilot rehearsed on previous flight

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Just practicing

Germanwings copilot rehearsed on previous flight

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5/6/2015 at 11:15am
Passengers appeared to have noticed nothing out of the ordinary, but Alps-crash copilot Andreas Lubitz had practiced his descent-programming skills on a previous flight. He apparently waited until the pilot stepped out of the cabin, after which Lubitz set about his nefarious business: Over the course of three or four minutes, Lubitz…designate[d] “100…
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A Mother’s Day call from Hillary?

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Hillary wants to talk to your mom

A Mother’s Day call from Hillary?

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5/6/2015 at 10:00am
Forget about brunch, flowers, and sweetly worded, glitter-laden greeting cards this Mother’s Day. One unfortunate soul lucky mother will get a very special surprise this Mother’s Day — a phone call from Hillary Clinton on your behalf! Though it’s not clear whether that call will come from a Blackberry or an…
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Prosecutor Mosby

Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

Defense files motion for independent examination of Freddie Gray’s knife

Freddie Gray Case – Is Prosecution Already Unraveling?

Prosecutor Mosby
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5/6/2015 at 8:30am
[NOTE: This post has been updated with a relevant statement released yesterday from Prosecutor Mosby’s office, and embedded at the bottom of this post.] As Prosecutor Marilyn Mosby continues her efforts to convict six police officers of serious felonies–including depraved-heart second degree murder and multiple counts of manslaughter–in the death of Freddie Gray…
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Garland Texas Shooting

Branco Cartoon – Molon Labe

Posted by  ▪  May 6, 2015

With Your cold, dead hands.

Branco Cartoon – Molon Labe

Garland Texas Shooting
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5/6/2015 at 7:00am
Revised cartoon from January 8 2015 – Front Lines Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source. To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco.
 
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Walking While Jewish In Montevideo

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2015

You’ll never guess what happened to this Orthodox Rabbi.

Walking While Jewish In Montevideo

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5/5/2015 at 7:45pm
We’ve featured many videos of the street harassment that accompanies Walking While Jewish in many European cities, including Paris, Copenhagen, Malmö and parts of Britain. So here is a change of pace. Chabad, the Lubavitch Orthodox Jewish organization, has emissaries and houses on campuses and locations around the world. It is not a…
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The media’s struggle to understand free speech

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2015

The free speech vs. provocation misnomer wreaks havoc on the fourth estate

The media’s struggle to understand free speech

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5/5/2015 at 6:15pm
Sunday, a couple of wanna-be jihadists’ attempt to silence free speech at a “draw Mohammad” event were foiled. The Garland tragedy provided many causes for concern. But for the authors of this Washington Post article… well, they’re most put off by the rudeness of Pamela Geller and event organizers who (gasp!)……
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Our Selfie-Obsessed Culture Has Gone Too Far

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2015

So shallow it’s deep

Our Selfie-Obsessed Culture Has Gone Too Far

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5/5/2015 at 4:30pm
We live in a culture obsessed with digital presence. When I joined Facebook in 2003, I never imagined that over a decade later I’d use the platform to network with bosses and clients, connect with family, and participate in discussions and debates with people half a world away. I definitely never…
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Jeb Bush celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Latino outreach

Posted by  ▪  May 5, 2015

A trend?

Jeb Bush celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Latino outreach

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5/5/2015 at 3:00pm
“Cinco de Mayo,” a holiday currently being celebrated on patios all across North America, marks the date the Mexican military defeated the French in the 1862 Battle of Puebla. For American politicians, the day presents an opportunity to test out budding Latino outreach programs. Well, at least one politician. Jeb Bush…
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