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PA Nurse Arrested on Gun Charges Given Reprieve

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Original decision denying pre-trial intervention is reversed.

PA Nurse Arrested on Gun Charges Given Reprieve

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9/24/2014 at 7:45pm
Shaneen Allen has, thankfully, received a reprieve, reports Philly.com.  Allen is the Philadelphia-area nurse who, after being mugged in the course of the odd hours her job demands, sought and obtained a license to carry a concealed firearm. Philadelphia, of course, is only a bridge-crossing away from New Jersey, a state far…
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AARP slams Martha Robertson over attack ad (#NY23)

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

“AARP did not authorize the use of its name or logo in currently-running Martha Robertson campaign ads.”

AARP slams Martha Robertson over attack ad (#NY23)

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9/24/2014 at 6:17pm
It just never stops with the Martha Robertson campaign and its TV ads in NY-23, my home district. Robertson’s “fat shaming” ads mocking incumbent Tom Reed gained national attention, for all the wrong reasons. Her ads also suffered bad truthfulness ratings. Now AARP is calling out Robertson for improperly using AARP’s name in her…
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Obama Tells UN What it Wants to Hear

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

But actions speak louder than words, Mr. President.

Obama Tells UN What it Wants to Hear

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9/24/2014 at 5:50pm
President Obama addressed the United Nations today with the confidence of a world leader, although some would argue that he has yet to display competence in the area of actual international leadership: Each of these problems demands urgent attention. But they are also symptoms of a broader problem – the failure of…
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Appeals Court lifts injunction against “John Doe” investigation of Walker and conservatives (Update: Will seek en banc full Court review)

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Not clear that decision makes great practical difference in the short term — will the Supreme Court take the case?

Appeals Court lifts injunction against “John Doe” investigation of Walker and conservatives (Update: Will seek en banc full Court review)

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9/24/2014 at 4:04pm
The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has vacated a District Court injunction prohibiting Wisconsin prosecutors from utilizing a “John Doe” proceeding investigating Scott Walker and conservatives. (Full Opinion embedded at bottom of post.) The Court ruled that it was an issue for the state courts, not the federal courts. While…
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“Repentance”

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

A new song for the High Holidays by Moishey Ney

“Repentance”

http://youtu.be/eeG_3YbsBJQ
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9/24/2014 at 3:30pm
My son-in-law, Moishey Ney, is blessed with a wonderful voice and musical talent. He composed and sang this song “Repentance” in honor of the Jewish High Holidays. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year starts this evening and begins a ten day period of repentance that culminates with Yom Kippur, a week from…
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Texas Newborns hit with TB Scare

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Today’s infectious disease update should have parents on edge.

Texas Newborns hit with TB Scare

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9/24/2014 at 1:57pm
Remember when the worst infection Americans had to worry about was a bad flu? As I reported last week, Enterovirus 68 with its potentially devastating respiratory symptoms is still spreading among American children. An outbreak has now been reported in San Diego county: California’s first cases of a virus that has been…
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Chelsea Manning Sues for Hormone Therapy

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Is Manning entitled to hormone therapy?

Chelsea Manning Sues for Hormone Therapy

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9/24/2014 at 12:00pm
Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army private formerly known as Bradley Manning, is suing in federal court over allegations that the U.S. Army is delaying her hormone therapy treatment. Manning, who is currently serving a 35 year prison sentence in Leavenworth, Kansas, alleges that her diagnosed gender dysphoria will cause her mental state…
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Wisconsin “John Doe” Whistleblower stands by story of prosecutorial bias and reporter harassment

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Michael Lutz says gave same story of prosecutorial political bias to Journal Sentinel in 2012

Wisconsin “John Doe” Whistleblower stands by story of prosecutorial bias and reporter harassment

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9/24/2014 at 10:42am
Michael Lutz is the whistleblower who came forward to legal reporter Stuart Taylor with a story of political bias by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm in connection with the “John Doe” investigation of Scott Walker. Lutz then was outed as the source, after a mole hunt at the D.A.’s office,…
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Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

Graduates can look forward to low salaries and little public trust, but hey… social justice!

Berkeley Journalism School’s answer for low paying careers: $10k tuition hike

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9/24/2014 at 9:45am
What’s the problem with an extra ten or twenty thousand dollars for a journalism degree? It’s not like the public’s trust in journalists is at an all time low or anything. The higher education bubble is a subject we’ve covered extensively at College Insurrection. This new report from Kaitlin Mulhere at Inside Higher…
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NY Times’ ISIS coalition coverage “unlike” the truth

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

A generation will now grow up thinking that “unlike” George Bush, Obama sought partners.

NY Times’ ISIS coalition coverage “unlike” the truth

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9/24/2014 at 8:15am
The NY Times made a rather large error the other day, and then issued a correction: “…[Our article] gave an incorrect comparison between efforts by the president to seek allies’ support for this plans and President George W. Bush’s efforts on such backing for the Iraq War. The approach Mr. Obama is…
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Eugene, is that really you?

Posted by  ▪  September 24, 2014

So unexpected

Eugene, is that really you?

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9/24/2014 at 7:00am
Dear Professor Jacobson, Spotted in the People’s Republic of Eugene, Oregon, . . . Cordially, Oregon Mike
 
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Psych study: “trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism”

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

Canadian researchers: “Of all personality measures, sadism showed the most robust associations with trolling”

Psych study: “trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism”

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9/23/2014 at 8:15pm
They come in all shapes, forms, manners of caps lock, and misspelled profanity, but one thing’s certain: no one likes an internet troll. Internet trolls are the thorn in the side of most people who dare to express an opinion on the internet. Trolls are the people completely disinterested in honest debate, but love to…
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Is Obama’s ISIS Strategy Made to Fail?

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

Brit Hume: “So he came up with a strategy for ISIS’s eventual defeat, which is designed…to fail slowly…”

Is Obama’s ISIS Strategy Made to Fail?

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9/23/2014 at 6:45pm
President Obama has come under fire not only from voters but from Congressmen and members of the media over his strategy—or lack thereof—to roll back ISIS in the Middle East. The U.S. has already escalated involvement in the region by initiating air strikes as part of a joint U.S.-Arab offensive against ISIS…
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Arab Bank Found Liable For Supporting Hamas Terror

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

Going after the varied sources of funding of terrorism.

Arab Bank Found Liable For Supporting Hamas Terror

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9/23/2014 at 5:15pm
Yesterday a jury in a federal court in New  York found the Arab Bank – the largest lender in Jordan – liable for “knowingly supporting terrorism efforts connected to two dozen attacks in the Middle East.” The New York Times reports: Arab Bank, a major Middle Eastern bank with $46 billion in assets, was accused…
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No jail time for Dinesh D’Souza (Sentencing Docs added)

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

5 years probation, first 8 months in “community confinement”

No jail time for Dinesh D’Souza (Sentencing Docs added)

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9/23/2014 at 3:43pm
Prosecutors had sought up to 16 months jail for Dinesh D’Souza, who pleaded guilty to a campaign finance violation. But a federal judge today ruled that there would be no jail time. Via The Smoking Gun: Conservative writer/filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza was spared prison time today when a federal judge sentenced him to five years…
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Limbaugh outs #StopRush Twitter operatives (Updated)

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

“we are identifying the true identities of these people”

Limbaugh outs #StopRush Twitter operatives (Updated)

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9/23/2014 at 2:50pm
I can’t believe I’m writing about “StopRush” again. Longtime readers will recall my extensive and groundbreaking research into the StopRush operation just after Limbaugh’s comments about Sandra Fluke in 2012, for which he apologized. I proved then that the operation — at least at that time — was a Media Matters astroturfed assault…
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Handcuffed man shot dead by GA police had known violent history

Posted by  ▪  September 23, 2014

Embedded below: Seven actual arrest warrants outstanding on parolee Charles Smith at time of his death

Handcuffed man shot dead by GA police had known violent history

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9/23/2014 at 12:30pm
More information about the criminal milieu of 29-year-old, 6′ 7″ Charles Smith continues to dribble out of Savannah, GA, in addition to what we previously covered here Handcuffed GA Man Killed by Police Had Extensive Criminal Record just three days ago. A brief report by WOTC news discloses that: At the time of Smith’s…
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