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Fed Judge: Obama DREAM policy illegal, but ICE agents can’t sue

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

For now at least, Obama’s illegal DREAM policy lives on.

Fed Judge: Obama DREAM policy illegal, but ICE agents can’t sue

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8/1/2013 at 10:21pm
We previously wrote about the decision of Judge Reed O’Connor in the Northern District of Texas, who found that the Obama administration’s DREAM order, which directed Homeland Security not to commence removal proceedings as to people who meet the criteria, were illegal: Federal Court finds Obama DREAM policy illegal, but may not require actual deportations U….
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NSA leaker Edward Snowden offered job with Russian social networking site

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

NSA leaker Edward Snowden offered job with Russian social networking site

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8/1/2013 at 8:14pm
NSA leaker Edward Snowden may not have to wait long to start a new career in Russia, that is, if he has any interest in working for the country’s equivalent for Facebook. From Reuters: American fugitive Edward Snowden was offered a job by Russia’s top social networking site on Thursday, hours after the…
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Has the world gone crazy?

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

Has the world gone crazy?

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8/1/2013 at 6:35pm
Or is it just me? Maybe it’s always been this way and the viral nature of social media simply brings about more chatter and news coverage of these things in this day and age.  Or maybe it truly is a culture thing. https://twitter.com/Liberty_Chick/status/363060024005771264 All I can say for sure is that when you look…
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Arab Member Knesset: “We were here before you and we’ll be here after you’re gone”

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

Netanyahu responds: “The first part is untrue, and the second won’t come true.”

Arab Member Knesset: “We were here before you and we’ll be here after you’re gone”

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8/1/2013 at 5:01pm
No one can doubt Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu understands the many challenges facing Israel. Whether his decisions — such as releasing murderers as part of getting the Palestinians to the bargaining table — are wise is subject to legitimate doubt.  I’d like to think he’s playing chess, not checkers, when it…
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Surprise! The presidency actually requires some skills

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

Surprise! The presidency actually requires some skills

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8/1/2013 at 3:30pm
We in America have been pretty lucky for quite a long time. Despite the fact that our method of electing presidents hardly guarantees greatness or even competence, we’ve mostly had presidents who displayed at least the latter, competence. And we’ve even be blessed with quite a few who might merit the…
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Of Government Shutdowns and ObamaCare Funding

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Of Government Shutdowns and ObamaCare Funding

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8/1/2013 at 2:00pm
Ted Cruz is urging Republicans in Congress to fight to defund the ObamaCare Tax train wreck and stated that he feels many in the GOP are too frightened to do so. Apparently, the 1995-1996 shutdowns were such a disaster for the GOP that many “top” Republicans are worried about another one. …
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Will Hamas suck up to Iran to save itself?

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 08/01/2013

Will Hamas suck up to Iran to save itself?

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8/1/2013 at 12:30pm
Troubles for Hamas in Gaza In The New Republic, Ehud Yaari explains some of the reasons Hamas is in trouble. Its Muslim Brotherhood patrons in Egypt fell from power after it alienated Iran for stopping its support of Bashar Assad. These changes have precipitated a leadership split in Hamas. For example, in contrast…
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Edward Snowden Leaves Airport After Russia Grants Temporary Asylum

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Edward Snowden Leaves Airport After Russia Grants Temporary Asylum

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8/1/2013 at 11:06am
NSA leaker Edward Snowden has left Sheremetyevo Airport after receiving his paperwork today approving temporary asylum in Russia. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/362904185357860864 From the NY Times: After a month holed up in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, Edward J. Snowden, the former intelligence contractor wanted by the United States for leaking details of surveillance…
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The Audacity of Grope: Filner’s new excuse is he never received sexual harassment training

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The Audacity of Grope: Filner’s new excuse is he never received sexual harassment training

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8/1/2013 at 9:30am
Once I thought Professor Jacobson was America’s boldest lawyer, being a noted conservative pundit in a sea of blue academia. He now has stiff competition from a San Diego employment attorney hired by Mayor Bob Filner to defend against claims of sexual harassment.  His lawyer argues that the city should pay his…
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Ted Cruz Obama-Care

Branco Cartoon – Beast of Burden

Posted by  ▪  August 1, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Beast of Burden

Ted Cruz Obama-Care
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8/1/2013 at 8:10am
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Metula and the fake Hezbollah village

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

Metula and the fake Hezbollah village

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7/31/2013 at 8:30pm
The last in my series of posts from Israel: After leaving the Valley of Tears battle monument, we descended from the Golan Heights towards Israel’s northernmost town, Metula. But along the way, we stopped at the Druze town of Mas’ade for lunch at the Nedal Restaurant.  Here’s the view towards Mount Hermon (lost…
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Heckling and applause for NSA Director at Black Hat infosec conference

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

Heckling and applause for NSA Director at Black Hat infosec conference

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7/31/2013 at 6:30pm
National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander was met with both heckling and applause at the Black Hat  information security conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Wednesday. Ever since the leaks from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden thrust the agency’s domestic surveillance policies into the limelight and sparked widespread public debate, Alex…
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That Odd Duck, Ohio: Self-Defense as an Affirmative Defense (Kind Of)

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

That Odd Duck, Ohio: Self-Defense as an Affirmative Defense (Kind Of)

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7/31/2013 at 5:00pm
Of the 50 states in the US, 49 of them require the State to disprove a defendant’s claim of self-defense, beyond a reasonable doubt. Ohio, on the other hand, requires that the defendant prove self-defense by a preponderance of the evidence. Why is Ohio Such an Odd Duck on the Burden…
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I’m baaaack

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

I’m baaaack

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7/31/2013 at 3:30pm
… in the U.S.A. as of 5:04 a.m. Eastern, after an 11 hour flight from Israel to JFK.  Then the 4.5 hour drive to Ithaca.  So suffice it to say I’m tired. My final Israel travel post, which was mostly prepared yesterday while I was in Israel, will run later today, regarding my trip…
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Anne Frank: are people good at heart?

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

Anne Frank: are people good at heart?

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7/31/2013 at 2:00pm
Anne Frank’s diary is widely read—or at least parts of it, in some form or other. And even those who have never read it are probably familiar with a few quotes from it, the most highly publicized of which may be Anne’s observation: “in spite of everything I still believe that…
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“Quirk” in ObamaCare Means Working Less is Rewarded

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

“Quirk” in ObamaCare Means Working Less is Rewarded

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7/31/2013 at 12:30pm
There are so many things wrong with ObamaCare that it’s hard to know where to start.  One of the latest is something CNBC is calling a “quirk” that . . .  could ultimately mean thousands of dollars less for you under a quirk in the new health-care law going into effect this…
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Director of National Intelligence Declassifies Several Phone Metadata Collection Documents

Posted by  ▪  July 31, 2013

Director of National Intelligence Declassifies Several Phone Metadata Collection Documents

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7/31/2013 at 11:04am
Just ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing today to discuss the FISA surveillance program with key officials from the NSA, FBI, DNI & DoJ, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declassified and released several telephone metadata collection documents. The bulk telephone data collection process and transparency of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court,…
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