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College Insurrection’s First Birthday

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2013

College Insurrection’s First Birthday

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8/22/2013 at 10:15am
College Insurrection is One Year Old Check it out, along with Our 10 Favorite “Freshman Year” Posts at College Insurrection.
 

Bradley Manning announces he’s Chelsea Manning

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2013

Bradley Manning announces he’s Chelsea Manning

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8/22/2013 at 8:55am
My first reaction when I saw this on Twitter was, is this a joke? The day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison, this? Apparently it’s serious.  Manning announced on NBC via a letter that he will sue to force the Army to pay for hormone therapy, and presumably a…
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The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013

Posted by  ▪  August 22, 2013

The Great Oberlin College Racism Hoax of 2013

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8/22/2013 at 6:20am
A massive racism hoax took place at Oberlin College in February 2013 in which two students made seemingly racist, anti-Semitic and other such posters, graffiti and emails for the purpose of getting a reaction on campus, not because they believed the hostile messages.  At least one of the two was an Obama supporter with…
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21st Century Crime and Punishment: Motive in the murder of Christopher Lane

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

21st Century Crime and Punishment: Motive in the murder of Christopher Lane

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8/21/2013 at 9:34pm
Through no fault of his own, aspiring baseball player Christopher Lane of Australia was in the wrong place at the wrong time. “The wrong place” was jogging on a street in Duncan, Oklahoma. The wrong time was when a trio of teens with random murder in their hearts happened to spy him…
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Syrian Government Accused of Chemical Attack

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

Syrian Government Accused of Chemical Attack

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8/21/2013 at 7:22pm
Reports are coming out of Syria today that the government may have launched a chemical attack outside Damascus; as is common in these situations, the reports are murky and the Syrian government has, not surprisingly, denied the accusation. From the Washington Post: Syrian activists accused the government Wednesday of launching a massive chemical…
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California Judge’s Ruling May Save State from Bullet Train

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

California Judge’s Ruling May Save State from Bullet Train

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8/21/2013 at 4:05pm
There has been an important ruling on a court case involving the construction of California’s budget-busting high speed train. And provisions written into the ballot measure approved by voters when they agreed to the train may save them from its unintended consequences. A Sacramento judge ruled that the California High-Speed Rail Authority…
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Beware Glenn Greenwald bearing leaks

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

Beware Glenn Greenwald bearing leaks

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8/21/2013 at 12:40pm
Just as the NSA-Snowden leak story was being broken by The Guardian via Glenn Greenwald, and to a lesser extent at The Washington Post, I thought about writing a post with the title this post bears.  In the crush of other things, and the uncertainty as to what was involved, it didn’t…
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Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

Bradley Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

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8/21/2013 at 10:22am
Bradley Manning was sentenced by a military judge today to 35 years in prison for releasing classified information to Wikileaks, the largest leak in US history. https://twitter.com/RT_America/status/370188191803772928 The army soldier apologized to the court last week, saying “I am sorry that my actions hurt people; I am sorry that they hurt the United…
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Judge orders social media ban for college student who wrote ‘terroristic’ Tumblr post

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

Judge orders social media ban for college student who wrote ‘terroristic’ Tumblr post

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8/21/2013 at 8:30am
A 20 year old (former) psychology student from Georgia Southern University was sentenced to five years of probation, during which he is banned from using social media, after he pleaded guilty to making terroristic threats. Caleb Jamaal Clemmons was arrested in February after posting a message to his Tumblr page that read,…
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NY Times “trolling tween concerts for readers”

Posted by  ▪  August 21, 2013

NY Times “trolling tween concerts for readers”

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8/21/2013 at 7:00am
There’s a “they told me if I voted for Mitt Romney …” joke in here someplace. From a reader: Professor, I’m with my daughter at a Back Street Boys concert in Virginia. While having a snack, noticed some young men setting up a merchandise stand nearby. Then out came the NYT sign. They were giving…
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Can Sarah Palin Be Key in Bridging Chasm Within GOP?

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

Can Sarah Palin Be Key in Bridging Chasm Within GOP?

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8/20/2013 at 8:16pm
Steve Flesher has an interesting post over at American Thinker about “rehabilitating” Sarah Palin, or more specifically, how she can help rehabilitate the GOP. Goodness knows, the GOP needs all the help it can get.  Between the very public “war” between Chris Christie and Rand Paul, the fall from grace of Marco…
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Why Hezbollah fights on in Syria

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/20/2013 – Why Hezbollah takes a shine to the shrine

Why Hezbollah fights on in Syria

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8/20/2013 at 6:30pm
It took a while but a few weeks ago the European Union designated Hezbollah’s “military wing” to be a terrorist organization. There is some speculation as to why the EU took the action, but it seems likely that Hezbollah’s support of Assad was a major factor. https://twitter.com/MelanieLatest/status/361607354321612800 About the same time the Gulf…
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Forced Exposure: Online Privacy Concerns Prompt Shutdown of Groklaw

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

Forced Exposure: Online Privacy Concerns Prompt Shutdown of Groklaw

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8/20/2013 at 5:04pm
The fallout of NSA surveillance revelations continues to produce the closings of many services and outlets in the name of privacy.  After the closure of encrypted email service provider Lavabit and Silent Circle’s shuttering of its Silent Mail product, another valuable tool has decided to call it quits. Pamela Jones, the editor…
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UK govt forced Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden leaks

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

UK govt forced Guardian to destroy hard drives in effort to stop Snowden leaks

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8/20/2013 at 3:01pm
Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger revealed Monday that security experts with the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) entered the Guardian’s building weeks ago and oversaw the destruction of hard drives containing documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. In a post published at The Guardian, Rusbridger detailed the recent detention of Guardian…
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Erdogan blames the Jews for Egypt and he has video! (so do we)

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

Erdogan blames the Jews for Egypt and he has video! (so do we)

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8/20/2013 at 12:22pm
Don’t say we didn’t warn you repeatedly about Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his administration: Turkish Deputy Prime Minister blames “Jewish Diaspora” for Gezi Park protests Turkish Prime Minister drops what little is left of his moderate mask Turkish Foreign Minister salutes “all those martyrs who were killed for the holy territories” Now he’s…
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The creepy Daily Beast headline is all that matters

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

The crazying of Ted Cruz continues unabated

The creepy Daily Beast headline is all that matters

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8/20/2013 at 9:52am
I am so sick of people like Daily Beast author Patricia Murphy smearing Republicans like Ted Cruz. She did it in a very slick way, managing to focus her article about Cruz at The Daily Beast on the word “creepy” so that even if the substance was not harmful to Cruz, the…
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Mayor Bob Filner is San Diego’s Great Divider

Posted by  ▪  August 20, 2013

Mayor Bob Filner is San Diego’s Great Divider

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8/20/2013 at 7:40am
San Diegans have been gathering together for a number of events with Mayor Bob Filner as their central theme. However, the messages for Filner, who has now been accused by 16 women publicly of sexual harassment,  have been strikingly different. This past Sunday, hundreds gathered by City Hall for a “Freedom from Filner”…
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