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Man to plead guilty in 2011 Anonymous cyberattack on Koch Industries

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

Man to plead guilty in 2011 Anonymous cyberattack on Koch Industries

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9/7/2013 at 2:14pm
A Missouri man will plead guilty for his role in connection with a 2011 series of cyberattacks on websites associated with Koch Industries that occurred during the recall protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. From the Smoking Gun: In a plea agreement struck with Department of Justice lawyers, Christopher Sudlik acknowledged his role…
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The “Assad v. al-Qaeda” narrative may not be what it appears

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

The “Assad v. al-Qaeda” narrative may not be what it appears

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9/7/2013 at 12:01pm
There are very good arguments against intervention in Syria, even if I disagree with the conclusions reached from those arguments.  I haven’t denigrated those who disagree, although I can’t say the same is true in reverse. Unfortunately, regardless of how you come out on the issue, many people are buying into a media…
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“Conservatives on Campus shall overcome” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

“Conservatives on Campus shall overcome” Week at College Insurrection

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9/7/2013 at 9:35am
The internet fights back to overcome liberal funding bias on campus: UNC Gives far left groups larger budget than College Republicans Campus leaders at UNC Chapel Hill find conservative women unworthy to speak UNC Republicans crowd-source fundraising to bring conservative speakers to campus Rioting is a human right — “Berkeley officials are already working to…
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What’s old is new again

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

What’s old is new again

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9/7/2013 at 7:00am
From Michelle, seen on a car with Rhode Island plates: While traveling in  Carlisle, PA we saw this bumper sticker
 

Contemplating three years without a President

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Contemplating three years without a President

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9/6/2013 at 7:45pm
Having been mostly away from the internet these past two days, I’ve watched from afar how quickly things have turned on Syria. It’s amazing how Obama has gone from being backed into a corner to being on a ledge where his presidency is just a vote away from being over all but…
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Yahoo publishes first transparency report on government requests for user data

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Yahoo publishes first transparency report on government requests for user data

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9/6/2013 at 4:36pm
Yahoo announced on its blog that it was publishing its first transparency report to share details of government requests for user data.  The company follows others that have published similar figures in light of recent revelations about the NSA’s surveillance program. From the Washington Post: Yahoo said Friday that it has received 12,444…
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FBI issues advisory for potential Syrian Electronic Army attacks

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

FBI issues advisory for potential Syrian Electronic Army attacks

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9/6/2013 at 2:07pm
The Syrian Electronic Army seems poised to stir up trouble as the world continues to debate over what to do about Syria. The pro-Assad group of hackers posted this cryptic tweet earlier today. https://twitter.com/Official_SEA16/status/375899857988243456 The group warned last week that it may retaliate using “methods of causing harm” for the US economy if the…
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Obama and Putin remain in disagreement on Syria strike

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Obama and Putin remain in disagreement on Syria strike

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9/6/2013 at 11:55am
Speaking from the G20 meeting in St. Petersburg, Russia this morning, President Obama addressed the topic of Syria, where he acknowledged that he knew it would be a tough fight to convince Congress and the American public to move forward with a military strike. The president expressed a reluctance to use military…
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Japan sees slow economic recovery but strengthening military

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Japan sees slow economic recovery but strengthening military

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9/6/2013 at 9:30am
After covering the continuing fallout from the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, I decided to see how Japan’s economy was recovering after the devastating 2011 tsunami. If Obama-style definitions were utilized, their recovery would be spectacular. However, with growth at 2.6%, there is serious pressure mounting on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Japan’s economy grew…
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Researchers study potential clues in deceptive texting

Posted by  ▪  September 6, 2013

Researchers study potential clues in deceptive texting

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9/6/2013 at 8:00am
Has your gut ever told you that the long, awkward pause on the other side of that smartphone or chat screen was an indicator that the recipient of your message was crafting a fib? Turns out it might be a clue. From Motherboard’s article, Awkward Texting Is the New Lie Detector: The worst…
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Shellie Zimmerman reportedly files for divorce

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Shellie Zimmerman reportedly files for divorce

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9/5/2013 at 7:56pm
George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has reportedly filed to end the couple’s six year marriage. From ABC News: George Zimmerman’s wife Shellie has filed for divorce less than two months after he was acquitted of murder in the death of teenager Trayvon Martin. She filed the paper work just days after she said in an…
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Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Alec Baldwin lands talk show on MSNBC

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9/5/2013 at 5:22pm
Leave it to MSNBC to provide Alec Baldwin with his very own platform. From the Hollywood Reporter: It’s Official: Alec Baldwin to Host Talk Show on MSNBC: Alec Baldwin has finalized a deal to host a weekly night-time talk show on MSNBC. The program – Up Late with Alec Baldwin will bow in…
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Townie complaint: Oberlin “akin to a gated community”

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Double-secret townie No Trespass list finally coming to an end

Townie complaint: Oberlin “akin to a gated community”

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9/5/2013 at 3:00pm
Since the 1970s Oberlin College, one of the most liberal colleges in the nation, has maintained a secret “No Trespass” list which barred members of the community from campus, usually without telling them they were on the list . The secret list stood in contrast to the college’s emphasis on its mission page to a “commitment to…
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Survey: Internet users worry about privacy, personal info being exposed online

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Survey: Internet users worry about privacy, personal info being exposed online

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9/5/2013 at 1:35pm
A new survey out today from the Pew Research Center shows that internet users are concerned about their privacy online, but many feel that anonymity online is just not all that possible anymore. In a representative survey of 792 internet users, 86% have tried in some form or another to cover their…
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Government to release more NSA surveillance documents in response to FOIA lawsuit

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Government to release more NSA surveillance documents in response to FOIA lawsuit

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9/5/2013 at 11:00am
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) announced on its website today that the Justice Department will release hundreds of pages of documents related to the government’s interpretation of Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act, in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit it had filed. From the EFF’s post, titled Hundreds of…
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Red Line Blame

Branco Cartoon – His Line Eyes

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

Branco Cartoon – His Line Eyes

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9/5/2013 at 9:30am
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 
 

The Indian economy is shaking like a Bollywood dancer

Posted by  ▪  September 5, 2013

The Indian economy is shaking like a Bollywood dancer

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9/5/2013 at 8:00am
Those who follow my exploits know I dance Bollywood, so it is not surprising that this news clip would catch my interest: Indian newspapers have been gushing about the incoming governor of the central bank, Raghuram Rajan, in terms usually reserved for Bollywood film stars: his trim physique, his long-distance running, even…
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