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Israel Apartheid Week 2013 screen shot

Brown U. divestment committee faculty member signed 2009 letter calling Israel Apartheid state

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Also a supporter of the shout-down of NYC Police Commissioner Ray Kelly

Brown U. divestment committee faculty member signed 2009 letter calling Israel Apartheid state

Israel Apartheid Week 2013 screen shot
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11/5/2013 at 5:30pm
Our examination of the shout-down of Ray Kelly at Brown University has moved from the events that day to examining reaction of faculty, including from Political Science Professor Marion Orr who apologized for inviting Kelly, and Biology Professor Ken Miller who issued a forceful denunciation of the shout-down. Something interesting happened along the way, as…
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Not that many U.S. adults are on Twitter

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Not that many U.S. adults are on Twitter

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11/5/2013 at 3:56pm
Pew Research recently came out with a new report titled “Twitter News Consumers: Young, Mobile and Educated,” which focuses in part on the profile of those who consume news on the social media service.  It’s an informative study overall, but there was a passing data point in it that struck me…
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Windmill falling

Down Wind

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Down Wind

Windmill falling
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11/5/2013 at 12:48pm
We have written many times before about Obama’s obsession with wind power, despite the huge massacre of migratory bird populations, questionable technology, and doubtful economics. Via Tim Blair (h/t Iowahawk) come this poinent video of a German windmill falling down, and a description of the techincally unrelated but still poignent plight of…
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Looking for Iranian moderation in all the wrong places

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Inconsistent characterizations of who is a “hardliner”

Looking for Iranian moderation in all the wrong places

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11/5/2013 at 10:40am
We have noted degree to which America’s media, including Thomas Erdbrink, the Tehran bureau chief for the New York Times, tells us that the most vicious anti-American statements from Iran are really expressions of admiration. Check out a few of Erdbrink’s recent tweets. Erdbrink calls Jalili a hardliner. But in a recent article he…
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Crowd of People

Visualizing the 15 million people who will lose their current individual health plans

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Visualizing the 15 million people who will lose their current individual health plans

Crowd of People
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11/5/2013 at 8:30am
Last week, White House press secretary Jay Carney admitted that Obamacare would force around 15 million people –  5% of the US population – to drop their current insurance. This number doesn’t seem like a big deal to him, however: “That’s the universe we’re talking about, 5 percent of the population,” Carney described….
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Bumper Stickers - North Texas - Cowboy White House

Cowboy in The White House

Posted by  ▪  November 5, 2013

Cowboy in The White House

Bumper Stickers - North Texas - Cowboy White House
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11/5/2013 at 7:00am
At first I assumed this was an anti-Bush bumper sticker. From Danelle: Seen in North Texas But Danelle sent this link to the song Cowboy in The White House, and an article from 2003 about the song: The song is a powerful message of a singular man in our White House that needs the support…
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Death to America Tehran 11-4-2013

Remember, “Death to America” is Persian for “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

Remember, “Death to America” is Persian for “I’d really like to visit Disneyland”

Death to America Tehran 11-4-2013
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11/4/2013 at 7:00pm
I had to laugh listening to the audio of the NY Times Tehran Bureau Chief explaining away the intensified and widespread chants of Death to America on the streets of Tehran as not really meaning “Death to America” (h/t Althouse): On this 34th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran,…
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Jay Carney nears meltdown over questions about Obamacare application process

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

Jay Carney nears meltdown over questions about Obamacare application process

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11/4/2013 at 5:23pm
Since problems first impacted the troubled healthcare.gov website, officials have repeatedly told frustrated consumers that they may turn instead to alternative enrollment options, such as paper and phone applications.  But even those applications must rely on the same portal to determine eligibility, according to ABC News, which sparked an interesting exchange…
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CAMERA FB header

A CAMERA in Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

A CAMERA in Jerusalem

CAMERA FB header
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11/4/2013 at 2:30pm
The Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) is a valuable resource on which we frequently rely for news tips and information regarding the Middle East.  I’m not sure how I ended up on CAMERA’s email update list, and I’m not even sure how you could sign up for…
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Obama Promise Keeper

Branco Cartoon – Promises Promises

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Branco Cartoon – Promises Promises

Obama Promise Keeper
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11/4/2013 at 12:45pm
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
 
EoZ _ one mans terrorist

One man’s axe murderer is another’s hero

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/04/2013 – Prisoners/Settlements Hyprocrisy in Middle East Reporting

One man’s axe murderer is another’s hero

EoZ _ one mans terrorist
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11/4/2013 at 11:45am
As we’ve noted earlier, much of the media is obsessed with settlements, intent on portraying them as the main obstacle to peace. There’s a tendency on the other side to take one of the most outrageous examples of Palestinian behavior and dismiss it. As Professor Jacobson noted last week, Israel, in order…
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Pelosi healthcare for artists

Congrats America, you are subsidizing health insurance for Ivy League Ph.D’s who choose to paint

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

Congrats America, you are subsidizing health insurance for Ivy League Ph.D’s who choose to paint

Pelosi healthcare for artists
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11/4/2013 at 9:50am
Hey, remember when Nancy Pelosi triumphantly predicted that Obamacare would allow artists to have health insurance without worrying about their day jobs? Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or, eh, a writer without worrying about keeping their day job in order to have health insurance…. Nancy…
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Obama at AARP 2009 Keep Your Plan

Obamacare deception meets reality

Posted by  ▪  November 4, 2013

Obamacare deception meets reality

Obama at AARP 2009 Keep Your Plan
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11/4/2013 at 8:45am
On June 16, 2009, in the earliest days of discussion about what form Obamacare would take, I wrote, Deception and Tyranny Key To Health Care Reform: The only way the Obama administration and Democrats can force through the types of changes they envision for the health care system is through deception and…
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Bumper Sticker - Colorado - Not a Liberal

Endless possibilities

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Endless possibilities

Bumper Sticker - Colorado - Not a Liberal
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11/4/2013 at 7:00am
From Amy: I recently moved from a purple district to a much redder one, where conservative bumper stickers are not so rare. Anyway, I saw this one in the Starbucks drive-thru. It doesn’t say what he IS, but at least he’s not a liberal. 🙂
 
Ray Kelly Protesters on Street

Brown U. faculty supporter of anti-Ray Kelly protest also anti-Israel zealot

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2013

Brown U. faculty supporter of anti-Ray Kelly protest also anti-Israel zealot

Ray Kelly Protesters on Street
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11/3/2013 at 8:30pm
I have been following various faculty reactions to the Ray Kelly shout-down, including from Political Science Professor Marion Orr who apologized for inviting Kelly, and Biology Professor Ken Miller who issued a forceful denunciation of the shout-down. So when I saw an article in The Brown Daily Herald about a faculty panel…
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Israel Sign Entry Area A

LBJ: Return to pre-1967 borders “not a prescription for peace but for renewed hostilities”

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 11/03/2013 – The focus on settlements as obstacles to peace is a recent invention

LBJ: Return to pre-1967 borders “not a prescription for peace but for renewed hostilities”

Israel Sign Entry Area A
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11/3/2013 at 5:00pm
To read through recent news reports one could assume that the biggest obstacle to Palestinian Israeli peace are “settlements.” To cement that impression the New York Times published an article, 1,500 Units to Be Added in Settlement, Israel Says. The caption of a photograph directly beneath the headline reads: A Palestinian construction worker…
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Healthcare.gov user presented with stranger’s eligibility letter

Posted by  ▪  November 3, 2013

Healthcare.gov user presented with stranger’s eligibility letter

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11/3/2013 at 3:17pm
Heritage came out with a disturbing report on its blog last night that highlighted another security concern with the Obamacare website, in which a user evaluating his health insurance options was presented with downloadable letters that contained insurance eligibility information about other people. https://twitter.com/Heritage/status/396796928949620737 From The Foundry: [Justin] Hadley, a North Carolina father, buys…
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