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Gaza ethnic cleansing of Christians

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

The story about Hamas and other Islamists the Western media is not telling.

Gaza ethnic cleansing of Christians

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8/2/2014 at 10:54am
The ethnic cleansing of Christians in Gaza by Hamas and other Islamists is a story rarely told in Western media. It doesn’t fit the dishonest media narrative of Hamas and its supporters being victims. This report by Israeli channel i24, which we have been using for a live feed during the current war,…
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Pointless Studies Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

Your weekly foray into the strange world of higher education.

Pointless Studies Week at College Insurrection

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8/2/2014 at 8:30am
Who’s up for wasting some time and tax dollars? Yale and NYU Get $200K Government Grant to Study why Wikipedia is Sexist Maybe we really do need an extra grade. Freshman Year of College to Become Grade 12.5? We can use it to focus on spelling. University of Texas Misspells ‘Texas’ UC Berkeley Diploma Features Unusual Typo To…
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Martha Robertson Extreme Ithaca Liberal

Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out? (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  August 2, 2014

With rating change to “Likely Republican” will national money keep flowing into a losing battle?

Is “Red-to-Blue” Dem challenger Martha Robertson knocked out? (#NY23)

Martha Robertson Extreme Ithaca Liberal
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8/2/2014 at 7:00am
I know, don’t count your chickens. But … I’ve been following the moribund and hapless campaign of Martha Robertson in my home NY-23 District since last September, when I exposed a false fundraising solicitation that GOP operatives were caught trying to take down the Robertson website. In what would become a precursor to a…
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Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Was a Finnish reporter the only one to have seen rockets fired from close to Al-Shifa, or is she the only one brave and honest enough to tell about it?

Hamas hides in, under and around Gaza’s main hospital, and the media covers it up (Video)

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8/1/2014 at 9:13pm
There have been reports for years that Hamas uses the main hospital in Gaza, Al-Shifa, as a headquarters. It reportedly has bunkers underneath, and uses the hospital itself. There have been tidbits of media reporting on Hamas’ use of Al-Shifa as a de facto headquarters for Hamas leaders, who can be seen in…
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Judge Awards Student $210K for False “Bottled Water” Arrest

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

The Commonwealth of Virginia has finally settled a multimillion dollar lawsuit after agents mistook a package of bottled water for beer.

Judge Awards Student $210K for False “Bottled Water” Arrest

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8/1/2014 at 7:11pm
Last year, a student at the University of Virginia was arrested by state agents after they mistook a package of bottled water in her car for beer. However, justice has been at least partially served for Elizabeth Daly, who was 20 years old at the time of her arrest. She has…
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ebola 8.1

No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Is it a wise decision to bring the virus across the globe?

No concerns here: Ebola patients headed to Georgia

ebola 8.1
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8/1/2014 at 4:15pm
Two Americans who are infected with the Ebola virus in Africa are being flown back to the United States for treatment. A private jet equipped with a quarantine pod left Cartersville, Ga., Thursday afternoon headed for Liberia to evacuate Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, CNN reported. Brantly and Writebol, both Americans working…
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Wisconsin Sup Ct. Chief compares Voter ID to Jim Crow, majority disagrees

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Yesterday, Wisconsin prevailed in two separate challenges to the state’s voter ID laws, and certain state officials were not shy in their disappointment over the verdict.

Wisconsin Sup Ct. Chief compares Voter ID to Jim Crow, majority disagrees

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8/1/2014 at 2:39pm
Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s voter ID laws in two separate opinions that could drastically affect the rules governing the polling place come November. Although a federal court previously ruled Wisconsin’s laws to be unconstitutional, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen told the press that yesterday’s separate rulings…
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We still call it Obamacare, and always will

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Negative views of Obamacare rising

We still call it Obamacare, and always will

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8/1/2014 at 12:18pm
Obama predicted: “Once it’s working really well, I guarantee ya, they’re not going to call it Obamacare.” Looks like most people must still be calling it Obamacare because the law’s unpopularity is growing according to the Kaiser tracking poll: After remaining steady for several months, the share of the public expressing an unfavorable view…
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Argentina Defaults On Debts — Again

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Argentina Defaults On Debts — Again

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8/1/2014 at 9:57am
For the second time in 13 years, Argentina has defaulted on its government debt payments after failing to reach a settlement with the so-called “holdout” bondholders Wednesday night. Midnight Wednesday was the deadline of a thirty-day negotiation period during which Argentina was already in technical default, having been barred by a US…
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Hamas Gaza Tunnel NYT video

Gaza Ceasefire over as Hamas attacks, reportedly kidnaps IDF soldier (Live Updates and Video)

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

Egypt cancels planned talks.

Gaza Ceasefire over as Hamas attacks, reportedly kidnaps IDF soldier (Live Updates and Video)

Hamas Gaza Tunnel NYT video
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8/1/2014 at 7:16am
[This post will be “sticky” most of the day] Live Video and Twitter feed at bottom of post. The U.N. and U.S. sponsored 72-hour ceasefire only lasted barely hours, as Hamas used the lull to launch an attack in which IDF soldiers were killed and one is missing and believed kidnapped. This has led…
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Due Process for accused not a priority in campus sexual assault reform bill

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2014

New efforts to curb campus sexual assault may be ignore the need for due process on behalf of the accused.

Due Process for accused not a priority in campus sexual assault reform bill

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8/1/2014 at 7:00am
On July 30, 2014, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) helped introduce the “Campus Accountability and Safety Act,” a bipartisan initiative aimed at forcing universities to address and curb the problem of sexual assault on college campuses. During a press conference Wednesday, the coalition pushing the Act emphasized problems with existing policies, saying that…
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CIA admits to searching Senate computers

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

John Brennan’s apology may be the beginning of the end of his rocky career

CIA admits to searching Senate computers

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7/31/2014 at 8:05pm
In extraordinary backtracking today, Central Intelligence Agency chief John Brennan apologized to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) because some CIA officers improperly accessed computers used by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. A declassified CIA inspector general’s report released to the Senators on Thursday revealed that agency officers…
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72-hour Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)(Update – Hamas attacks, ceasefire over)

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Forces to “remain in place”

72-hour Gaza ceasefire announced (Live Updates and Video)(Update – Hamas attacks, ceasefire over)

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7/31/2014 at 6:02pm
UPDATE 8-1-2014: The ceasefire lasted just a few hours as Hamas used the lull to launch an attack in which Israeli soldiers were killed and one is believed kidnapped. More to follow in separate post. ————— John Kerry and Ban Ki Moon just announced that all sides have agreed to a…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

While the defense’s 87-year-old forensics expert makes prosecution look silly, their firearms expert provides evidence-based rationale for McBride having broken Wafer’s screen door prior

Detroit Front Porch Shooting Case: Day 6 End-of-Day Wrap-Up

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7/31/2014 at 5:20pm
Well today continued to be a bad, bad day for the Prosecution in the Detroit trial of Theodore Wafer, charged with second degree murder for the shooting death of Renisha McBride on his front porch in the early morning hours of November 2, 2013.  The prosecution team seems to completely lose…
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Milton Wolf Pat Roberts meet on street

No, Pat Roberts will not debate Dr. Milton Wolf contrary to prior promises

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

No, Pat Roberts will not debate Dr. Milton Wolf contrary to prior promises

Milton Wolf Pat Roberts meet on street
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7/31/2014 at 3:21pm
Milton Wolf is closing in the polls, although Pat Roberts still has a sizable double digit lead. But in a primary, particularly a closed primary, momentum and turnout can be everything, and that has Roberts supporters worried. The Kansas political machine remembers Mississippi, and how close that came to a challenger who supposedly…
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Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Direct of defense forensics expert supports narrative of McBride forcefully banging on Wafer’s door; State’s cross-examination seems stumbling, weak, and counterproductive to narrative of guilt.

Detroit Front Porch Shooting case: Day 6 Mid-Day Wrap-Up

Theodore Wafer AP
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7/31/2014 at 1:20pm
Welcome, all to the morning of the 6th day of the Michigan front porch shooting case, in which homeowner Theodore Wafer is up on second degree murder charges for the shooting death of an extraordinarily intoxicated and likely concussed Renisha McBride on his front porch ~4:00 AM on November 2, 2013. Continued…
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Kidnapped Israeli Teens

NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2014

Shoddy journalism and headline writing about the involvement of Hamas in the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens.

NY Magazine’s contribution to the propaganda war against Israel

Kidnapped Israeli Teens
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7/31/2014 at 11:15am
In the current Gaza war, there are many falsehoods and deceptions being perpetrated against Israel by the media. One can understand how reporters in Gaza shape and shade their reporting for fear of Hamas retaliation. But how to explain the headline to an article by Katie Zavadski at New York Magazine declaring definitively that…
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