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Hamas targeted Mamilla Mall because it symbolizes co-existence

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Hamas targeted Mamilla Mall because it symbolizes co-existence

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9/8/2013 at 2:37pm
While in Jerusalem I stayed at the Mamilla Hotel, just above the open-air Mamilla Mall, near the Jaffa Gate to the Old City. What struck me about it was how Arabs and Jews intermingled freely — it was a very mixed crowd and a seeming respite from my near miss with stone throwing in…
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Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Come on Virginia, are you really going to elect Terry McAuliffe?!?

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9/8/2013 at 12:00pm
Note the “?!?” in the title. It’s because we’re too damn classy to put “WTF?” in the title. Really, Terry McAuliffe, corruptocrat, insider of insiders, money man, fixer, green-bagger? All the recent polling says McAuliffe is going to win: Really, Virginia, Really?!? Someone tell me that yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and Cucinelli…
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Research 101 (Part 4): Advanced Search Syntax

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Research 101 (Part 4): Advanced Search Syntax

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9/8/2013 at 10:20am
In this installment of the Research 101 Series, I cover advanced search syntax. Sometimes in your research using standard search engines like Google and Bing, you’ll find that just typing in a bunch of keywords doesn’t quite deliver the results you’re looking for.  Search engines index an immense amount of information, and…
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Syria mounts “human shield” operation with help from international activists

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Syria mounts “human shield” operation with help from international activists

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9/8/2013 at 8:30am
In an effort to deter the US from attacking Syria, the “International Human Shields” movement is eying to locate civilians to Damascus from across the globe, including Britain and the US, reports the Daily Telegraph. Even as residents are evacuating Syria, hundreds of activists are volunteering to be placed in harm’s way…
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Go back to Jersey

Posted by  ▪  September 8, 2013

Go back to Jersey

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9/8/2013 at 7:00am
Spotted on the mean streets of Manhattan last Thursday. Jersey plates.
 

“She was dating more than she had at school”

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

“She was dating more than she had at school”

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9/7/2013 at 8:43pm
Really creepy story about how Harvard Business School treated women like children to help them succeed at Harvard Business School. https://twitter.com/CHSommers/status/376495408308318208 The social engineering experiment went so far as to teach the best and the brightest how to raise their hands with confidence: Women at Harvard did fine on tests. But they lagged badly…
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It’s only racist to oppose Obama on Syria when you do it

Posted by  ▪  September 7, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game plays its Syria hand

It’s only racist to oppose Obama on Syria when you do it

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9/7/2013 at 6:00pm
Hey, let’s do an experiment. Let’s view the Syria conflict and whether it is in our national interest to authorize use of force, and what force, and when, and the timing, and everything about it, through the prism of liberal racial politics. I know, it’s stupid to try it.  Consider this a “thought…
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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

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“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

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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

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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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