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Patient Advocates Attack “Discrimination” Under Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2014

America still doesn’t understand insurance, and government doesn’t make it easier.

Patient Advocates Attack “Discrimination” Under Obamacare

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8/18/2014 at 12:55pm
Patient advocates are up in arms over allegations that insurance companies are violating Obamacare’s anti-discrimination provisions. Groups like the AIDS Institute and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society cite difficulties with getting coverage for expensive medications and finding quality in-network care as just two in a long list of grievances against the…
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http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/

#Ferguson – Latest Developments Open Thread

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2014

Events moving quickly, the truth lags behind.

#Ferguson – Latest Developments Open Thread

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/18/ferguson-national-guard-michael-brown-jay-nixon/14219621/
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8/18/2014 at 10:27am
Things have moved so fast in the shooting of Michael Brown and the subsequent riots, that it’s hard to keep pace. Andrew likely will have a post later with some legal analysis, but for now I’m just going to post some links, and readers can update in the comments. Does this make it…
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Sarcasm on the internet is dangerous – Facebook has a solution

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2014

When you need to be saved from The Onion…

Sarcasm on the internet is dangerous – Facebook has a solution

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8/18/2014 at 9:06am
We’ve all been there. You read an outrageously mind-blowing headline before downing your mandatory morning cup of joe, you’re not firing on all cylinders, share the article with an “incredible!” or “ZOMG!” or “this is an OUTRAGE” caption, only to receive the mockery you earned. Or maybe that’s just me (don’t…
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Hamas: We intimidated reporters into not covering rocket firing

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2014

A Hamas spokeswoman tells the truth reporters in Gaza covered up.

Hamas: We intimidated reporters into not covering rocket firing

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8/18/2014 at 7:00am
Israel and its supporters have argued for some time that the news media give a skewed view of Operation Protective Edge because reporters in Gaza are intimidated by Hamas. Perhaps one of the most blatant examples was the disappearing tweet of The Wall Street Journal’s Nick Casey, showing a member of Hamas…
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HuffPo reporter mistakes foam earplugs in Ferguson, MO, for rubber bullets

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

It happens to all of us. Well, maybe not all of us.

HuffPo reporter mistakes foam earplugs in Ferguson, MO, for rubber bullets

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8/17/2014 at 8:36pm
In today’s edition of “He Can’t Possibly Be Serious,” we present Ryan J. Reilly, Justice Reporter for the Huffington Post, in a random act of serious journalism (h/t Instapundit): I believe these are rubber bullets, can anyone confirm? #Fergurson pic.twitter.com/iCsFi6qoIa— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) August 17, 2014 Stop it. Those, of course, are not…
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Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

When all the facts are known, it may not be a simple case of viewpoint discrimination.

Con Law Profs letter supporting Steven Salaita rests on speculative ground

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8/17/2014 at 6:40pm
The denial of employment by the University of Illinois  at Urbana-Champaign (UI-UC) to Steven Salaita has created a storm of controversy within academia, with reports also circulating superficially in the mainstream media. The news first broke on August 6, 2014, in an article at Inside Higher Ed, Out of a Job, which noted…
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Fox and Comcast PACS play fair and balanced in political contributions

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

More interested in juicing the legislation and regulations, than who is in power.

Fox and Comcast PACS play fair and balanced in political contributions

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8/17/2014 at 4:03pm
I wasn’t aware that 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, has its own PAC. I was even more surprised to learn that the Fox PAC gives lots of money to Democrats. Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post reported: Fair and balanced: Fox PAC supports Democrats, too Fair and balanced after all? 21st…
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The curious case of the missing D

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

Brent Bozell on the Media, Scandals and Party Affiliation

The curious case of the missing D

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8/17/2014 at 2:00pm
Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center appeared on Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg Show this weekend to discuss the media’s habit of dropping a politician’s party affiliation in scandals that involve Democrats. As Bozell correctly points out, the media never fails to mention party affiliation in any bad news which involves…
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Indictment of Rick Perry uniting unlikely allies against prosecutorial abuse

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

This contrived indictment may be the best political thing that’s ever happened to Rick Perry.

Indictment of Rick Perry uniting unlikely allies against prosecutorial abuse

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8/17/2014 at 12:02pm
The prosecutors in Austin, Texas thought they had one over on Texas Governor Rick Perry when they convinced a grand jury to issue an indictment accusing Perry of abusing his veto power.  A copy of the indictment is here. That alleged criminal abuse of power related to Perry’s threat to issue a…
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Finally, a feel good Missouri police story

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

It’s not all bad out there.

Finally, a feel good Missouri police story

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8/17/2014 at 8:57am
A nice departure from the looting, riot gear, and tanks, this Kansas City cop was caught on camera losing a dance off to neighborhood kids on his beat. This video is making the internet rounds, and rightfully so. Given the over abundance of police brutality headlines these days, it’s good to be…
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Mensa Yorkie

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2014

Our Yorkie is not really interested in coexistence.

Mensa Yorkie

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8/17/2014 at 7:00am
From Sara: This Boca Raton, Florida Driver Is Handicapped In More Ways Than One. Maybe this driver could ask her Mensa-member Yorkie how to solve the ISIS crisis?
 

Has Obama checked out?

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

Did he ever check in?

Has Obama checked out?

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8/16/2014 at 7:52pm
We keep hearing that Obama has checked out and is no longer interested in being president. But was he ever especially interested in the work of being president? From the very start, what seemed to interest him was giving speeches and campaigning. For the rest, he appeared to believe that…
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http://youtu.be/v13qbt4UBDg

Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

A few anti-Israel hecklers and protesters couldn’t help but interrupt a march against anti-Semitism.

Copenhagen “Yarmulke March” held with minor disruptions

http://youtu.be/v13qbt4UBDg
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8/16/2014 at 6:00pm
Several days ago we wrote about the “Yarmulke March” planned for Copenhagen to protest anti-Semitic violence, after numerous anti-Semitic incidents and attacks, including a confrontation with a Jewish man initiated by this precious lady: The march, organized by conservative politician Rasmus Jarlov, was held today. There were about 500 participants, according to BT….
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http://www.interpretermag.com/siberian-federalization-idea-spreads-to-kaliningrad-and-kuban/

Sunday: Will banned March for Federalization of Siberia happen?

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

Interesting because it highlights Kremlin’s hypocrisy and suppression of free speech, not because it’s likely to draw large numbers.

Sunday: Will banned March for Federalization of Siberia happen?

http://www.interpretermag.com/siberian-federalization-idea-spreads-to-kaliningrad-and-kuban/
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8/16/2014 at 4:30pm
A march for Federalization of Siberia is planned for August 17 has caused a Moscow “freak[] out”: Type the Russian words федерализация Украины (federalization of Ukraine) into Google and you will see over a million results — many coming from Russian state news agencies and most dating from earlier this year, when Moscow responded to…
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http://youtu.be/VQTTTSCShBg

U.S. helping build border fence … in Ukraine

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

To help “defend the newly imposed borders between Ukraine’s mainland and the Crimean peninsula.”

U.S. helping build border fence … in Ukraine

http://youtu.be/VQTTTSCShBg
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8/16/2014 at 1:58pm
The recent flood of illegal immigrants across the southern border has caused many Americans to wonder why our country is seemingly incapable of border security. A fence is in place in some areas while others are completely open. With that in mind, many Americans will be surprised to learn that the State…
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Robin Williams Wasn’t the Only Recent Suicide

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

“I’m talking about every one of the other twenty or so US veterans that also killed themselves on August 11th 2014.”

Robin Williams Wasn’t the Only Recent Suicide

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8/16/2014 at 12:15pm
In the wake of the tragic suicide of actor Robin Williams, Bill Whittle reminds us that suicide is rampant among members of our armed forces. Whittle goes out of his way to emphasize that he means no disrespect to the memory of Robin Williams or his family but the number of military…
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Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2014

The criminalization of routine politics only seems to apply to Republicans.

Rick Perry indictment looks, walks and quacks like political power play

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8/16/2014 at 10:00am
Democrats are salivating over Friday’s indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry, and for good reason. Their one bright hope for the cycle, Texas State Senator and gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, has already done an early dive into the gutter, and their slate for the remaining up-ballot races is mediocre at…
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