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History and immunity

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

History and immunity

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7/24/2013 at 3:30pm
America has been so generally fortunate that we have forgotten what we should have known, and neglected to teach it to our children. It’s like a population that’s not been exposed to certain illnesses and is therefore less able to defend against them. Too many of us—and especially our younger people—don’t know…
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Houston Gas Station Shooting: SYG or not? Break it Down with AOJ

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

Houston Gas Station Shooting: SYG or not? Break it Down with AOJ

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7/24/2013 at 2:00pm
Hungry for another claimed example of a deadly Stand-Your-Ground defensive encounter, the mainstream media has seized upon the gas-station shooting death of a black man by a rifle-armed woman, also black, this past Sunday in Houston. Video of the encounter was captured by the gas station’s security cameras, both inside the enclosed…
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Snowden Must Remain in Moscow Airport Transit Zone For Now

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

Snowden Must Remain in Moscow Airport Transit Zone For Now

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7/24/2013 at 12:30pm
Edward Snowden will remain in the transit zone of a Russian airport for now, despite earlier news reports today that he’d received clearance to leave. A lawyer for Snowden arrived at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow Wednesday, carrying a large paper bag as he walked past a horde of reporters and went on…
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The More Israel Gives, the More the Palestinians Take

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 07/24/2013

The More Israel Gives, the More the Palestinians Take

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7/24/2013 at 11:00am
In the peace process nothing can be said to be certain, except Israeli confidence building measures and blaming Israel for failure I agree with one aspect of Jeffrey Goldberg’s, Kerry’s Mideast Fool’s Errand Ignores Reality. The title. Much of the rest of it is out of date, or simply wrong. Goldberg writes: But…
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Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again: ‘The Daily Dot’ and Viber Hacked

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army Strikes Again: ‘The Daily Dot’ and Viber Hacked

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7/24/2013 at 9:30am
The pro-Assad Syrian Electronic Army hit two more targets Tuesday, after claiming it had hacked the website and database of Viber, an Israeli-based VOIP phone service/messaging application, and the popular internet news site The Daily Dot. SEA tweeted a warning for Viber users to delete the app, directing readers to the Viber…
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NY Times Editorial Board Urges Weiner to Drop Out of Mayoral Race

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

NY Times Editorial Board Urges Weiner to Drop Out of Mayoral Race

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7/24/2013 at 8:00am
It’s very rare that I stand in 100% agreement (or any percent agreement) with something written by the NY Times editorial board.  But after yesterday’s newly introduced sexting chronicles of Anthony Weiner – aka (allegedly) “Carlos Danger” – the board took to publishing a scathing editorial, urging the NYC mayor hopeful…
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Police Sergeant Who Released Tsarnaev Photos Placed on Restricted Duty

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Police Sergeant Who Released Tsarnaev Photos Placed on Restricted Duty

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7/23/2013 at 8:10pm
Massachusetts State Police Sgt. Sean Murphy was placed on restricted duty today, after he released photos of the capture of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to a magazine in protest of the recent Rolling Stone cover. From Boston Magazine: Sgt. Sean P. Murphy, the 25-year veteran of the Massachusetts State Police who gave…
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Trying to explain the Tea Party in Israel

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Trying to explain the Tea Party in Israel

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7/23/2013 at 6:30pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: We previously covered the failed Palestinian attempt to get a French court to stop the Jerusalem light rail project which was being constructed in part by French contractors.  It’s a part of the continuing lawfare against Israel. Commenter Vince suggested that I check out the light rail…
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Anthony Weiner admits to (some) newly surfaced sext messages

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Anthony Weiner admits to (some) newly surfaced sext messages

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7/23/2013 at 5:05pm
Look out, Anthony Weiner’s back and in charge.  This time (allegedly) as “Carlos Danger.” New lewd messages and photos have emerged from an anonymous source, and they are purported to have been sent by Weiner, who is now running for NYC mayor. The website The Dirty posted the scoop earlier, and had been…
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Will Paul Ryan Go the Way Of Marco Rubio?

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Will Paul Ryan Go the Way Of Marco Rubio?

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7/23/2013 at 3:30pm
Last week, Professor Jacobson wrote about “Rubio’s biggest problem in 2016”: I don’t mind a politician I disagree with on an issue half as much as I mind a politician I normally agree with getting played. While I may not share the Prof’s indulgence of Rubio’s horrific flip-flop on immigration, I do agree…
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Due Process: The last defense of rogues, scoundrels, and Mayor Bob Filner

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Due Process: The last defense of rogues, scoundrels, and Mayor Bob Filner

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7/23/2013 at 2:00pm
The saga of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner continues, as the ink is now drying on the sexual harassment lawsuit brought by attorney Gloria Allred on behalf of her client, Irene McCormack Jackson. A few hours after the press conference with Allred and her client, in which the troubling details of Filner’s…
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Anti-coal activist granted bail over hoax that sparked Whitehaven Coal share plunge

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Anti-coal activist granted bail over hoax that sparked Whitehaven Coal share plunge

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7/23/2013 at 12:30pm
An anti-coal activist was granted unconditional bail Monday after appearing before an Australian magistrate over his role in a hoax that caused a major coal company’s share price to briefly plummet. Jonathan Moylan, an activist with the environmental group Frontline Action on Coal, was charged by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission…
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How Europe came to view Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 7-22-2013

How Europe came to view Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

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7/23/2013 at 11:00am
Europe vs. Hezbollah Yesterday, the European Union’s foreign minsters voted unanimously to designate Hezbollah’s “military wing” a terrorist organization. This will give European nations the authority to disrupt the organization’s finances. The vote required unanimity and it was a long time in coming. Last August, an article written by Nicholas Kulish of the New…
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Sowell on justice, traditional and cosmic

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Sowell on justice, traditional and cosmic

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7/23/2013 at 9:30am
In the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial we see outrage and protest among those who think Zimmerman is guilty of something or other, even if the criminal justice system couldn’t quite put its finger on it. “He racially profiled Trayvon”—although there’s no evidence whatsoever of racial motivations in Zimmerman’s report of Martin’s…
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Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

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7/23/2013 at 8:00am
Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community). Stand Your Ground Does Not Make it Legal to Just Kill on a Whim Those…
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Problems Pile Up for San Diego Mayor Filner in Sex Scandal

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Problems Pile Up for San Diego Mayor Filner in Sex Scandal

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7/22/2013 at 8:00pm
There was a major development in San Diego today, as notorious civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred just finished a press conference with her client, a woman charging Mayor Bob Filner with sexual harassment: Irene McCormack Jackson, Mayor Bob Filner’s former communications director, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of…
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This Night In Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

This Night In Jerusalem

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7/22/2013 at 6:30pm
Today, I had the great pleasure to meet three of the Israeli bloggers we link to and write about, on my road to Jerusalem. We took the ride from Tel Aviv to Petah Tikva, one of the earliest Jewish towns, where we met Anne from … (take a guess).  Anne lives on…
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