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Beverly Hillbillies Opening Screencap

A&E really wanted to tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2013

A&E really wanted to tell you a story ’bout a man named Jed

Beverly Hillbillies Opening Screencap
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12/22/2013 at 3:30pm
I’ve been learning more, over the past few days, about Duck Dynasty. This narrative makes a lot of sense: Duck Dynasty is not the show that they wanted, it is the show that got away from them. It seems what the producers intended and what A&E envisioned with the show is much different than…
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Cornell Techion Campus Drawing

University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2013

Dozens and growing

University statements rejecting academic boycott of Israel

Cornell Techion Campus Drawing
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12/22/2013 at 12:32pm
Note: This post originally was to list just a few statements from university Presidents, but as it has expanded it now will be the repository to gather the statements as a source for others. The title — but not the url — has been changed as has some of the text. Check…
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Girl’s ‘Dear Santa’ letter floats its way through sky to good samaritan

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2013

Girl’s ‘Dear Santa’ letter floats its way through sky to good samaritan

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12/22/2013 at 9:30am
This story has started making the rounds the last day or two, and I thought it would make a nice feel-good story to share with LI readers.  Be sure to watch the video after the jump for the full story. A little girl’s Christmas wish will be answered after a red balloon…
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Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis has died

Posted by  ▪  December 22, 2013

Arapahoe High School shooting victim Claire Davis has died

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12/22/2013 at 7:30am
Claire Davis, the Arapahoe High School senior who was shot by a classmate on December 13th in Colorado, died Saturday afternoon. From NBC News: The 17-year-old senior who was in a coma after being shot point-blank at a Colorado high school last week died Saturday with her family at her side, hospital officials…
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Justine Sacco Africa Tweet

The worst Twitter day of all time

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game

The worst Twitter day of all time

Justine Sacco Africa Tweet
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12/21/2013 at 9:20pm
Yesterday was the worst Twitter day of all time. Or at least the worst that I remember. Some lady no one had ever heard of and who had about 100 followers at the time sent the Tweet above. The tweet went viral.  Some guy at Gawker is claiming credit for finding it, although a lot…
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ASA Petition to boycott Israel

Anti-Israel academic boycotters threaten legal action against opponents

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

Intense condemnation of the boycott from American civil society has boycott supporters upset.

Anti-Israel academic boycotters threaten legal action against opponents

ASA Petition to boycott Israel
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12/21/2013 at 5:00pm
The anti-Israeli academic boycott resolution passed by the American Studies Association was initiated out of the Academic and Community Activism Caucus. The resolution then was endorsed unanimously by the National Council, and then passed by a majority of those members voting online (depending on which total membership numbers are used, between 16-25%…
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Four arrested in connection with fatal NJ mall carjacking

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

Four arrested in connection with fatal NJ mall carjacking

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12/21/2013 at 2:46pm
Authorities announced today that four men have been arrested and charged in connection with a carjacking outside an upscale NJ mall last Sunday that left one victim dead. From the Star Ledger / NJ.com: Nearly a week after 30-year-old Hoboken lawyer Dustin Friedland was gunned down in a deadly carjacking while returning to…
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Kangaroo Court Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

Kangaroo Court Week at College Insurrection

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12/21/2013 at 12:10pm
Guilty until proven innocent, if they even let you prove your innocence: The Unfairness of Judicial Proceedings in Academia Where in America do we have quasi-judicial proceedings rivaling those of the English Star Chamber or Spanish Inquisition of the 16th century, in terms of lack of fairness and due process? In the student…
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Fiddling While Iran Enriches

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 12/20/2103 – Iran continues enriching

Fiddling While Iran Enriches

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12/21/2013 at 9:43am
Nearly a month ago, President Obama said in a statement: For the first time in nearly a decade, we have halted the progress of the Iranian nuclear program, and key parts of the program will be rolled back. But has Iran’s nuclear program been rolled back or even halted? Non-proliferation experts Olli Heinonen and…
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Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Give Peace A Chance

All he is saying

Posted by  ▪  December 21, 2013

All he is saying

Bumper Sticker - Maryland - Give Peace A Chance
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12/21/2013 at 8:00am
From frequent photographer Ulises: The sticker on top say “You can give peace a chance, we’ll cover you if it doesn’t work out”. For some reason this sticker does not come out really well in pictures, but here it goes. Now, the one on the bottom is really short and to the point….
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Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS

Thanks to Legal Insurrection readers for leading fight against Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Thanks to Legal Insurrection readers for leading fight against Israel boycott

Declare Your Freedom Screen Shot Israel BDS
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12/20/2013 at 10:16pm
Just a word of thanks to Legal Insurrection readers. The pushback against the anti-Israel academic boycott is gaining momentum. An increasing number of universities and University Presidents are stating their positions against the boycott. Not a single university or major academic group has come out for the boycott. While this pushback would have…
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Remains of missing POW finally return to widow after 63 years

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Remains of missing POW finally return to widow after 63 years

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12/20/2013 at 6:56pm
The remains of a missing POW returned home this week after more than 60 years, and a widow who never remarried will finally be able to say goodbye to her husband. From the LA Times: Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt told his wife to remarry if he didn’t come back from the…
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Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation

Princeton Pres: “I do not intend to denounce the ASA”

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Appears that Princeton will keep its Institutional Membership even as American Studies Assn imposes academic boycott on Israel

Princeton Pres: “I do not intend to denounce the ASA”

Princeton Pres Eisgruber installation
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12/20/2013 at 4:36pm
I previously sent an email to President of Princeton regarding academic boycott of Israel and specifically inquired as to whether Princeton would drop its Institutional Membership in the American Studies Association so long as ASA imposes an academic boycott on Israeli academic institutions and scholars.  Both Penn State Harrisburg and Brandeis have dropped their Institutional…
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Willamette rejects Israel boycott, denies being Institutional Member of American Studies Assoc

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Update: Hamilton also denies being Institutional Member // Update No. 2: Northwestern denies being Institutional Member too

Willamette rejects Israel boycott, denies being Institutional Member of American Studies Assoc

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12/20/2013 at 4:20pm
Willamette University joins an increasing number of universities rejecting the anti-Israel academic boycott, but in a twist, denies having any knowledge as to why ASA lists it as an Institutional Member. The ASA considers Institutional Memberships to be important indicators of university support which is why it highlights the list: Institutional members help to…
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Association of American Universities rejects Israel boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Executive Committee Statement signed by Presidents of UT-Austin, U. Penn, Tulane, Duke, UC-Irvine, U. Kansas, U. Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Michigan State, and Cornell.

Association of American Universities rejects Israel boycott

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12/20/2013 at 3:33pm
The list of universities rejecting and denouncing the anti-Israel boycott resolution of the American Studies Association is growing rapidly. In a statement signed by its Executive Committee, the Association of American Universities has stated its opposition to the boycott. ASA quickly is becoming a pariah in the academic community. I just received the…
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Obama Press Conf 12-20-2013 law working

Obama: Obamacare is working

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

Obama: Obamacare is working

Obama Press Conf 12-20-2013 law working
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12/20/2013 at 3:10pm
That’s the take away from today’s press conference, which still is in progress as of this writing. So Democrats should run on it in 2014.
 
Boston University President Robert A. Brown

Boston U. President rejects Israel academic boycott

Posted by  ▪  December 20, 2013

But leaves decision on Institutional Membership to American and New England Studies program.

Boston U. President rejects Israel academic boycott

Boston University President Robert A. Brown
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12/20/2013 at 12:33pm
Robert A. Brown, President of Boston University, will be issing a formal statement rejecting the Amercian Studies Association’s anti-Israeli academic boycott.  The statement is not yet posted on BU’s website, but was obtained by Legal Insurrection and confirmed with the President’s office. President Brown, however, is deferring the decision on withdrawal of Institutional Membership to…
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