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Bill of Rights - Original Cropped Top

I got rights

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2014

I got rights

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1/18/2014 at 1:04pm
I recently was referred to disparagingly as a mere “blogger,” by an attorney in a matter I was reporting about, in an email in which “reply to all” was mistakenly selected. It was disappointing at many levels, particularly given the person the attorney was representing, but not really surprising. Well, buddy, I got…
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Outlook for Ukraine is pretty bleak, no matter who prevails

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2014

You need to understand Ukrainian history to understand Euromaidan and the turmoil in Ukraine

Outlook for Ukraine is pretty bleak, no matter who prevails

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1/18/2014 at 10:07am
Watching the coverage of Ukrainian protests last months, I found most Western media outlets a bit too eager: Yay!  Protest!  People on the streets! The Russian state media has its own agenda, of which, I think, most readers of this blog are aware. Some Americans writing for Kyiv Post have a tendency to…
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Unsustainability Studies Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2014

Unsustainability Studies Week at College Insurrection

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1/18/2014 at 7:30am
Unsustainable: Scary Chart of the Day Recent Grads Struggle to Find Jobs That Require a Bachelor’s Degree Prediction: How the College Bubble Will Burst Loyola University Trims Deficit by $2 Million Through Faculty Buyouts 2014 Law School Applications Plummet Why Law School Can’t be “Fixed” From Within Zionist Entity-Loving Neo-Colonialist Israel Lobbyists: UCLA Student: ASA’s anti-Israel boycott is “fundamentally…
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Small Business Health Care NY

Friday night open thread

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

Friday night open thread

Small Business Health Care NY
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1/17/2014 at 8:25pm
A handful of stories from across the web on Obama’s NSA reform speech, Hollywood hypocrisy, Obamacare and more. Something the President’s NSA speech today didn’t address. From the Wall Street Journal: After Obama’s NSA Speech, Tech Companies Wait and See After saying he plans to make a movie that is going to make the…
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NY Fed Ct. sends Palin firefighter photo copyright suit to New Jersey

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

NY Fed Ct. sends Palin firefighter photo copyright suit to New Jersey

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1/17/2014 at 5:11pm
We previously have written about the copyright and trademark lawsuit by North Jersey Media Group against Sarah Palin and SarahPAC over a single use by Palin in a 9/11 Facebook post of a photo of fireman raising the U.S. Flag at Ground Zero. We also previously noted that the claim in plaintiff’s…
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Tom Coburn Senate Floor National Debt

Tom Coburn to retire early

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

Tom Coburn to retire early

Tom Coburn Senate Floor National Debt
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1/17/2014 at 2:44pm
I guess this was a surprise to most people, including me, via Fox News: Sen. Tom Coburn, one of Washington’s leading and most fiscally conservative lawmakers, announced Thursday he would be stepping down at the end of the year. The Republican from Oklahoma had previously announced he would not seek reelection but his…
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Obama NSA Reform Speech (Video)

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

“we have real enemies and threats, and that intelligence serves a vital role in confronting them”

Obama NSA Reform Speech (Video)

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1/17/2014 at 12:05pm
Obama just completed his speech on NSA reforms. Below the key video portion of the speech (full text here). I found this part to be a key dose of reality often lacking from the debate: First, everyone who has looked at these problems, including skeptics of existing programs, recognizes that we have real enemies…
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134 House Members sign letter against academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

“blatant disregard for academic freedom” and “thinly-veiled bigotry and bias against the Jewish State.”

134 House Members sign letter against academic boycott of Israel

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1/17/2014 at 10:55am
A total of 134 Members of the House of Representatives have signed a letter, organized by the offices of Reps. Peter Roksam (R) and Ted Deutch (D) condeming the academic boycott of Israel passed by the American Studies Assoction. The effort was truly bipartisan, with 65 Republicans and 69 Democrarts signing. …
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Ariel Sharon and media myths

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2014

Mideast Media Sampler 01/17/2014 – Ariel Sharon Misconstrued

Ariel Sharon and media myths

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1/17/2014 at 8:54am
I never expected Ariel Sharon to be treated fairly by the mainstream media. I’d like to reiterate one point made by Prof. Jacobson in his post memorializing Sharon: Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount was not the cause of the so-called Second Intifada. The New York Times obituary of Ariel Sharon gets…
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Propagandists with Ph.D’s: Month One of the anti-Israel academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

The broad spectrum of mainstream Americans — from liberal to conservative — have nothing in common with this radical fringe.

Propagandists with Ph.D’s: Month One of the anti-Israel academic boycott

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1/16/2014 at 9:00pm
It has been one month since the American Studies Association announced that its membership — or at least the small percentage who bothered to vote — approved an academic boycott of Israel. We have had great success rallying opposition, but even this first month teaches us some important lessons. The ASA has peddled…
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Experts warn healthcare.gov still has security issues

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

Experts warn healthcare.gov still has security issues

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1/16/2014 at 7:21pm
Several cybersecurity experts warned that security issues still persist on healthcare.gov, according to statements made to news outlets and in testimony provided to a Congressional panel on Thursday. From NBC News: Cybersecurity researchers slammed HealthCare.gov’s security during a House hearing on Thursday, saying the site is still riddled with problems that could put…
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Obama CMS Premium Payments Unknown

Just like Amazon.com, Obamacare has no idea who has paid for stuff already shipped … oh, wait

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

Just like Amazon.com, Obamacare has no idea who has paid for stuff already shipped … oh, wait

Obama CMS Premium Payments Unknown
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1/16/2014 at 3:24pm
It’s bad enough that the Obama administration counts as “enrolled” people who merely have done the equivalent of the Amazon.com shopping cart — expressed the desire to have some stuff, in this case Obamacare. Amazon.com doesn’t count stuff put in the shopping cart in the sales figures it reports — that would be…
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Branco Cartoon – The Pen to Serfdom

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

Branco Cartoon – The Pen to Serfdom

Pen and Phone Cartoon
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1/16/2014 at 1:56pm
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Bill Owens (D NY-21), who never should have been elected, retires

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

Bill Owens (D NY-21), who never should have been elected, retires

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1/16/2014 at 11:33am
For those of you who have been reading Legal Insurrection since the early days, the name Bill Owens may be familiar. Owens won the 2009 special election in what then was the NY-23 District (since reconfigured and now NY-21) against the insurgent conservative candidate Doug Hoffman.  In a precursor to the Tea…
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County Opposition to SAFE Act ao January 2014

Local opposition stymies NY SAFE Act gun law

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2014

Local opposition stymies NY SAFE Act gun law

County Opposition to SAFE Act ao January 2014
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1/16/2014 at 9:26am
There has been a mostly quiet refusal of county and local officials to implement and enforce the onerous provisions of the NY State gun law rushed through the state legislature in almost comical fashion after the Newtown, CT, school shooting. In the rush to legislate, the text of the law failed to…
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Senate report: Benghazi attacks preventable

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

Does Hillary still wonder what difference it makes?

Senate report: Benghazi attacks preventable

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1/15/2014 at 7:59pm
A report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee has concluded that the attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi, Libya in September, 2012 could have been prevented. I’m still reading through the full report myself, but some of the primary highlights so far are included below. From the Washington Post: A long-delayed Senate intelligence committee…
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Whitetail Doe

Forget deer birth control, State opens special hunting season in Ithaca area

Posted by  ▪  January 15, 2014

Cayuga Heights remains a sanctuary city for deer, for now.

Forget deer birth control, State opens special hunting season in Ithaca area

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1/15/2014 at 4:27pm
On Monday I wrote how the Village of Cayuga Heights, bordering the Cornell University campus and the City of Ithaca, has spent $2,984 per deer in  a sterilization program which had no hope of reducing the deer population to an environmentally safe level. A reader just emailed me with a press release…
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