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Zimmerman Trial Review– How We Got Here, And Where We’re Going

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Review– How We Got Here, And Where We’re Going

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7/4/2013 at 6:30pm
As the State prepares to rest its case against George Zimmerman as early as tomorrow, I can’t help but juxtapose where we ought to be in terms of the weight of evidence of Zimmerman’s guilt of second degree murder, and contrast it with where we are. The gap is of Grand…
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Fourth of July Picks for Movies, Food & Drinks

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2013

Fourth of July Picks for Movies, Food & Drinks

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7/4/2013 at 4:32pm
The Fourth of July weekend is a perfect time to spend with friends and family, especially when you can mix in a little history and entertainment.  I thought it might be helpful to round up a few good lists out there to make eating and entertaining fun and easy.  There’s a…
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Live updates – Egyptian military launches crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood (Update – MB calls for Friday protests)

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2013

Live updates – Egyptian military launches crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood (Update – MB calls for Friday protests)

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7/4/2013 at 12:12pm
(Live video and Twitter feeds at Muslim Brotherhood “Day of Rejection” in Egypt.) Kind of back to the future, considering how Mubarak cracked down on the Muslim Brotherhood for decades. There may be elections in the future, but the military seems intend on weakening the MB in the interim, via NBC News: A crackdown…
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Was that an anti-Obama Tweet? (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2013

Calling Dr. Rorschach

Was that an anti-Obama Tweet? (Reader Poll)

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7/4/2013 at 10:15am
I’m glad the Muslim Brotherhood is out of power in Egypt. From the inception of the 2011 protests against Hosni Mubarak, we warned that western media, particularly the NY Times and its writer Roger Cohen, misunderstood the threat of Islamist supremacy in the revolution. We were right, although the ability of…
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The Folly of the Peace Processors

Posted by  ▪  July 4, 2013

The Folly of the Peace Processors

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7/4/2013 at 7:30am
1) When all else fails focus on Israel I’m not sure that the editors of the New York Times realized how absurd the title of this recent article on the Middle East sounded, Chaos in Middle East Grows as the U.S. Focuses on Israel. Surely everything would be peaceful in Egypt if…
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Overnight Open Thread – Fireworks at 9

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Overnight Open Thread – Fireworks at 9

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7/3/2013 at 11:39pm
Let me be the first to wish you a Happy July 4th. There will be Fireworks and Music in the evening. At 9 p.m. Eastern. The old readers remember it, the new ones should show up to find out what I’m talking about.
 

Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis & Reader Poll: DNA Inconclusive & Judge Nelson Terse

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis & Reader Poll: DNA Inconclusive & Judge Nelson Terse

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7/3/2013 at 7:40pm
First things first–Legal Insurrection presents yet another of our class-leading internet polls on Florida v. Zimmerman.  Vote to lend your voice to whether George Zimmerman should be called by the defense to testify: Should George Zimmerman testify? Trial Day 8: Nearing the Close of the State’s Case We already covered the morning testimony in…
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Turkish Court Blocks Gezi Park Redevelopment Plans

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Turkish Court Blocks Gezi Park Redevelopment Plans

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7/3/2013 at 4:51pm
In a June decision that was just published Wednesday, a Turkish court ruled that plans to redevelop Istanbul’s Taksim Square and adjacent Gezi Park must be canceled.  The site was a trigger point for protests that grew into a larger anti-government movement, fueled by opposition to what many have criticized as the…
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Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt

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7/3/2013 at 3:12pm
Live Video and Twitter feeds at Egypt Countdown LIVE. Although it’s been obvious this would happen, it now is official. https://twitter.com/AFP/status/352505032471613440 Fireworks at Tahrir Square: Via NBC News: “We swear to God to sacrifice with our blood for Egypt and its people against any terrorist, extremist or ignoramus,” the military said in a statement. “Long live…
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Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 8 — State Wins Evidentiary Battle, Loses Testimony War

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Zimmerman Update Exclusive — Mid-Day 8 — State Wins Evidentiary Battle, Loses Testimony War

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7/3/2013 at 2:00pm
Today seemed to begin with a rare and much needed “win” for the State prosecutors. Unfortunately, what followed was a relentless unraveling of that win into a snatching of defeat from the jaws of victory. First, however, we should start with what little good news the State received today. Court Rules Zimmerman…
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No Sign of Snowden Aboard Plane as Bolivia Claims its President ‘Kidnapped’

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

No Sign of Snowden Aboard Plane as Bolivia Claims its President ‘Kidnapped’

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7/3/2013 at 1:08pm
After departing a gas exporters’ summit in Russia on Tuesday, the plane carrying Bolivia’s President Evo Morales was diverted to Vienna, Austria when it was suddenly denied air space by Portugal and France due to suspicions that NSA leaker Edward Snowden may have been on board.  In the end, no sign…
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Zimmerman Update: BLOCKBUSTER: State witness says Zimmerman wanted to be Prosecutor!

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Zimmerman Update: BLOCKBUSTER: State witness says Zimmerman wanted to be Prosecutor!

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7/3/2013 at 11:24am
BREAKING NEWS State witness Scott Pleasants, a Professor of George Zimmerman’s for an online criminal justice course, just testified on cross-examination by O’Mara that Zimmerman’s stated career goal was to become and attorney and eventually a State prosecutor. This is not going well for the state. Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and…
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Egypt Countdown LIVE (Update – Military takes control)(Update No. 2 – Morsi removed from power)

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Egypt Countdown LIVE (Update – Military takes control)(Update No. 2 – Morsi removed from power)

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7/3/2013 at 9:30am
Update No. 2 — Morsi removed from power by military in Egypt ————————- The military’s ultimatum to Mohamed Morsi expires soon. We will keep you updated throughout the day, with live video and Twitter feeds, and updates at the bottom of the post Video livestreams: Watch live streaming video from ontveglive at livestream.com   On Twitter: Follow the #Egypt…
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Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Day 8: Live Video, Analysis of State’s Case & Witnesses

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7/3/2013 at 8:30am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial live, all day, with streaming video. Continuing commentary will be posted in the Twitter feed of selected contributors below the first video feed, and breaking news will be added at the bottom of this post. During the lunch recess, or immediately thereafter, we…
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If NY Times treated Mohammed Morsi the way it treated Hosni Mubarak

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

If NY Times treated Mohammed Morsi the way it treated Hosni Mubarak

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7/3/2013 at 7:45am
Not recognizing the Muslim Brotherhood’s nature Two and a half years ago, the New York Times ran an editorial, Mr. Mubarak is put on notice, in which it hailed the opposition to Mubarak’s rule and scolded him for failing to heed the public’s will. What if, inspired by the massive outpouring of popular…
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Obviously you didn’t Coexist enough

Posted by  ▪  July 3, 2013

Obviously you didn’t Coexist enough

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7/3/2013 at 7:00am
From JoAnne: Thought you might get a kick out of the probably unintentional hypocrisy of these two stickers! Taken in Coeur d’Alene, ID and, for the record, I was the passenger!
 

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

Posted by  ▪  July 2, 2013

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

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7/2/2013 at 9:06pm
The Obama administration has delayed the employer mandate under Obamacare until 2015, citing complaints from businesses about the complexity of some of the law’s requirements. Funny what happens when you read the bill to find out what’s in it. From Politico: The Obama administration is postponing the federal health care law’s insurance mandate…
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