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Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

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Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained at London airport, items confiscated

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8/18/2013 at 6:11pm
The partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald was detained and questioned for nine hours on Sunday at Heathrow airport in London as he was returning home to Rio de Janeiro.  Authorities ultimately released him, but not before confiscating several pieces of his electronics equipment. From The Guardian: David Miranda, who lives with Glenn…
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American Friends Service Committee runs anti-Israel BDS hate camp

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2013

These Friends are not friends of Israel or justice in the Middle East.

American Friends Service Committee runs anti-Israel BDS hate camp

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8/18/2013 at 3:40pm
Earlier this summer the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) and Jewish Voices for Peace (JVP) held a BDS camp. The BDS (Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions) movement, which we have covered extensively, targets Israel. These groups claim only to seek an end to the “occupation” of East Jerusalem and the West…
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What’s behind Wikileaks’ latest release of “insurance” files?

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2013

What’s behind Wikileaks’ latest release of “insurance” files?

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8/18/2013 at 1:23pm
Wikileaks has been known to release insurance files from time to time.  These are dumps of encrypted files that can only be opened by those who hold the encryption key to do so.  For one, it makes certain that information reaches the public in the event those who hold the information…
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Obama declares health insurance to be a right

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2013

Obama declares health insurance to be a right

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8/18/2013 at 11:00am
The president’s latest radio address is a classic example of Obamaspeak. We’ve grown used to the drill. First, some empty words about how he’s going to help the economy and the middle class. Then sanguine projections about what his program (in this case, Obamacare) will do for people to make things peachy-keen….
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Merritt Landry Case: Overview of Louisiana’s Self-Defense Statutes

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2013

Merritt Landry Case: Overview of Louisiana’s Self-Defense Statutes

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8/18/2013 at 9:05am
We’ll be covering the second degree murder trial of Merritt Landry, who was charged with second degree attempted murder for his shooting 14-year-old Marshall Coulter (described as a “professional thief” by his brother in news reports). Coulter had scaled a spiked metal fence to enter Landry’s property at 2AM, in a Louisiana…
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Libertarian, I presume

Posted by  ▪  August 18, 2013

Libertarian, I presume

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8/18/2013 at 7:00am
From Phillip: This was found in the parking lot of a supermarket near downtown Dallas. Oak Lawn section of Dallas.
 

Suspect in Huntington Beach riots arrested after “liking” his photo on police dept’s Facebook page

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

Suspect in Huntington Beach riots arrested after “liking” his photo on police dept’s Facebook page

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8/17/2013 at 8:00pm
Here’s a little piece of advice for those in trouble with the law:  If you don’t want to be arrested, stay off social media. You may recall that on July 28th, riots broke out in Huntington Beach, California following the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing competition.  The melee resulted in property damage…
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#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashes bitter intra-feminist racial grievances

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game — then they went after #BlackPowerIsForBlackMen and things really got bitter.

#SolidarityIsForWhiteWomen hashtag unleashes bitter intra-feminist racial grievances

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8/17/2013 at 7:15pm
Remember when Joan Walsh of non-tokenist Salon.com kicked off an intra-progressive Twitter war after writing: “I deeply resent people who insist that white progressives who criticize Obama are deluding themselves that they’re his ‘base,’ when his ‘base’ is actually not white progressives, but people of color.” Sure you do, Dem Base Fractures Into Twitter…
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Jews in Europe past their expiration date

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

“Call it the yogurt’s-expiration-date syndrome”

Jews in Europe past their expiration date

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8/17/2013 at 5:37pm
There is no future left for Jewish communities in Europe. That’s the inescapable conclusion of You Only Live Twice by Michel Gurfinkiel in Mosaic Magazine. The lengthy article is a long trip down the death during World War II and then rebirth of Jewish communities in Europe, and how that rebirth is being snuffed…
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Arrest of al-Zawahiri’s brother as crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood continues in Egypt

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

Arrest of al-Zawahiri’s brother as crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood continues in Egypt

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8/17/2013 at 2:35pm
The younger brother of al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has reportedly been arrested, as the military’s crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood continues amidst protests in Egypt. From the Associated Press (via Washington Post): Egyptian authorities have arrested the brother of al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri, a security official said Saturday. He said Mohammed al-Zawahri, leader…
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Sensitive Clowns: The Erosion of Free Speech

Guest Post by Isaac Morrison  ▪  August 17, 2013

“Controlling what people say is very close to controlling what people think.”

Sensitive Clowns: The Erosion of Free Speech

Guest Post by Isaac Morrison
8/17/2013 at 11:30am
As everyone knows by now, a Missouri State Fair rodeo clown wore an Obama mask, and the Fair subsequently banned him from ever participating again. A White House spokesman tacitly approved of this response, calling the incident “not one of the finer moments” in the state. Furthermore, the fair started requiring…
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“First They Came For” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

“First They Came For” Week at College Insurrection

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8/17/2013 at 10:00am
First they came for the “Israel Lobby,” but I didn’t speak out, because I didn’t want to be called an ISLAMOPHOBE! George Mason U. Student: “Jews had their golden age under Muslim rule” Then they came for Florida Atlantic University, but I didn’t speak out, because it already tops the list of worst places to attend…
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San Diego skywriting: “Surrender Bob” Filner

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

16th sexual harassment claimant leads to desperate measures to get Mayor Bob Filner to leave office

San Diego skywriting: “Surrender Bob” Filner

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8/17/2013 at 8:30am
It has been a fascinating week of news related to San Diego Mayor Bob Filner and his growing list of sex harassment victims. In fact, San Diegans are now clamoring for Filner’s ouster so loudly that a popular radio talk show sponsored a sky-written plea, an homage to the “Wizard of Oz”. A…
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Dope

Posted by  ▪  August 17, 2013

Dope

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8/17/2013 at 7:00am
Not you. Your economy.  Try growing it.  It’s the only chance you have left in Obamerica. From KK: Taken in a State Park in WV…Pipestem State Park.
 

Julian Assange Offers Praise for Matt Drudge and Rand Paul

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Julian Assange Offers Praise for Matt Drudge and Rand Paul

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8/16/2013 at 7:19pm
In an online video forum hosted by the transparency organization OurSay.org before a live studio audience in Australia on Friday, Campus Reform editor-in-chief Josiah Ryan asked Wikileaks founder Julian Assange his thoughts about Matt Drudge and Rand Paul. Assange praised Drudge for breaking down self censorship in the United States and publishing…
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My spirits are lifted: A guard returns to the wall

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Don Surber returns to the blogosphere.

My spirits are lifted: A guard returns to the wall

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8/16/2013 at 5:50pm
On April 27, 2012, I wrote One less guard on the wall: Don Surber is giving up blogging: After 7 years of blogging, I am quitting. I am exhausted. It was simply too much work. I am still employed by the Charleston Daily Mail and still writing editorial and columns and performing the…
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Attention Deficit Peace Processing Disorder

Posted by  ▪  August 16, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 08/16/2013

Attention Deficit Peace Processing Disorder

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8/16/2013 at 3:40pm
Last week Thomas Friedman wrote a paean to John Kerry’s peacemaking, Daring to fail. In the middle of the article he presented the same sort of “concern” for Israel that Secretary of State Kerry did. Let’s start with a small item in Britain’s Independent newspaper on July 24, which began: “He once sang,…
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