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A stone’s throw away from trouble in Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

A stone’s throw away from trouble in Jerusalem

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7/25/2013 at 8:00pm
Another in my ongoing posts from Israel: Today I toured areas of the Western Wall in Jerusalem I had not previously seen. First, the part of the wall to the right of the Kotel (live webcam here) beyond the Mugrabi Bridge, where there are fallen stones from the Roman destruction of the Second…
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When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

When Is Evidence of Your Attacker’s Character Admissible In Court?

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7/25/2013 at 6:30pm
During the Zimmerman trial there was considerable consternation among much of the public that the trial judge, Debra Nelson, had excluded certain evidence about Trayvon Martin’s past, including his apparent drug use, illegal firearms dealing, passion for “street fighting”, among other pleasant character traits. Now that the trial has ended in a…
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Obama Blames Washington

Branco Cartoon – Washington Contraband

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Washington Contraband

Obama Blames Washington
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7/25/2013 at 5:00pm
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The DOJ/Obama war against the states

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

The DOJ/Obama war against the states

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7/25/2013 at 3:30pm
The Southern states, that is. Or any other state that has the temerity to tighten up its own voting regulations in ways that would appear to make perfect sense. A mere month ago, in Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court issued a ruling that Obama and the DOJ didn’t like when…
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A status update on two of America’s dumbest criminals

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

A status update on two of America’s dumbest criminals

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7/25/2013 at 2:00pm
At Legal Insurrection, it sometimes is worthwhile taking a look at the fruits of American justice. I have some intriguing updates to share on two of our country’s most notorious idiotic criminals. Readers may recall that the son of Mike Kernell,a Democratic congressman from Tennessee, hacked Sarah Palin’s email account during her 2008…
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Dan Bongino pens Benghazi gem in Washington Times

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

While the President laments “distracting” and “phony scandals,” Bongino laments the Americans lives lost, and the deafening silence as to why.

Dan Bongino pens Benghazi gem in Washington Times

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7/25/2013 at 12:32pm
Yesterday, President Obama gave another speech on the economy and pledged yet again be the standard-bearer of the “working class.” While the focus of the speech centered around the reiteration of the familiarly empty promises we’ve grown accustomed to, some not so subtle jabs were thrown in the direction of Republicans,…
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Reported Firings at KTVU Over Fake Asiana Pilot Names Blunder

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

Reported Firings at KTVU Over Fake Asiana Pilot Names Blunder

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7/25/2013 at 11:00am
California television station KTVU has reportedly fired several employees over its cringeworthy mistake nearly two weeks ago, when it was duped into airing the obviously fake names of Asiana flight 214 pilots. From The San Francisco Chronicle: KTVU-TV has dismissed at least three veteran producers over the on-air gaffe involving the fake names…
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Mayor Filner’s Third Strike Costs Him Support and Speech Invite

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

Mayor Filner’s Third Strike Costs Him Support and Speech Invite

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7/25/2013 at 9:30am
As two new victims come forward, it looks like San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (Democrat) was engaged in a one-man “War on Women”. Earlier this week, I reported on a press conference in which Victim #1 offered details on the “Filner Headlock” and other examples of sexual harassment by the mayor. Now, two…
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On “Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq”

Posted by  ▪  July 25, 2013

“The gains of the surge are now in jeopardy …” – Aymenn al-Tamimi, in the Washington Post

On “Responsibly Ending the War in Iraq”

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7/25/2013 at 8:00am
When President Obama first took office, he promised to responsibly end the war in Iraq.  Now, several years later, the result appears far different than that vision. On my first full day in office, I directed my national security team to undertake a comprehensive review of our strategy in Iraq to determine…
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What explains Americans’ strong support for Israel?

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

What explains Americans’ strong support for Israel?

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7/24/2013 at 8:00pm
Jet lag finally caught up with us. Three days of running on adrenaline stopped cold. But the day was not lost. I had a chance to spend some time with reader Israel Pickholtz, better known as Jerusalem Genealogist. I didn’t recognize him without his beard. Later, we visited the cemetery on Mount Herzl, where…
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New public planning approach: Less service, more tracking

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

New public planning approach: Less service, more tracking

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7/24/2013 at 6:30pm
While news of a myriad of sex scandals in major American cities offers summer distractions, a few other items caught my eye: With the US Postal service bleeding money after the explosion of social media, the agency is looking to end at-your-door mail delivery: The U.S. Postal Service is marching towards a more…
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Pelosi’s “Family-Friendly” Economic Agenda for Women

Posted by  ▪  July 24, 2013

Pelosi’s “Family-Friendly” Economic Agenda for Women

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7/24/2013 at 5:00pm
Yesterday, McClatchy reported on Pelosi’s newest divisive endeavor: an economic agenda for women.  After all, we all know that women are not part of the economic fabric of this nation, that we all secretly aspire to be government-dependent Julias whose “health care” needs are those related only to reproduction.  Apparently this…
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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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