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Syria Attack Watch

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Syria Attack Watch

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8/31/2013 at 11:15am
We will update this post throughout the day, in reverse chronological order, with most recent updates at top. If there actually is an attack, we’ll start a new thread with video embeds, etc. For now there are two Twitter feeds at the bottom of this post, one I created using reliable sources,…
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“Just like he saved Detroit” Week at College Insurrection

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

“Just like he saved Detroit” Week at College Insurrection

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8/31/2013 at 8:30am
Obama wants to fix the Higher Education Bubble. You’re not done saving Detroit, please leave us alone: 10 Reasons Why Obama’s “College Affordability Plan” is Full of Fail Video – Charles Krauthammer blasts Obama’s speech on college affordability How Obama’s Student-Aid Plan Could Harm Liberal Arts Obama’s college affordability plan could raise costs I’ve got it: If…
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Resist we must

Posted by  ▪  August 31, 2013

Resist we must

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8/31/2013 at 7:00am
From J: BORG: Resistance Is Futile With the Obama O in the middle. Perfect. Spotted on a car from the People’s Collective of Maryland, traveling through People’s Democratic Republic of Charlottesville, VA.
 

Facial recognition technologies almost unrecognizable

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Facial recognition technologies almost unrecognizable

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8/30/2013 at 8:18pm
One of my former students has an excellent Op-ed in The NY Times. Hoorah! Defenders of this technology will say that no one has a legitimate expectation of privacy in public. But as surveillance technology improves, the distinction between public spaces and private spaces becomes less meaningful. There is a vast difference between…
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War for Credibility

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

War for Credibility

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8/30/2013 at 6:40pm
Caroline Glick’s article on Obama and Syria sums up the situation quite nicely—although “nicely” is hardly the proper word, because it makes for very sobering reading indeed: It is important to note that despite the moral depravity of the regime’s use of chemical weapons, none of America’s vital interests is impacted by…
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Microsoft says it will move forward with lawsuit over NSA surveillance transparency

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Microsoft says it will move forward with lawsuit over NSA surveillance transparency

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8/30/2013 at 5:02pm
Microsoft announced on its blog today that it will move forward with litigation challenging the government to allow it to publish the number of national security demands for user content in a manner that is distinct from other law enforcement requests. To followers of technology issues, there are many days when Microsoft…
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U.S. Intel Report on Syria Chemical Weapons released, Kerry said evidence irrefutable

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Bombs away?

U.S. Intel Report on Syria Chemical Weapons released, Kerry said evidence irrefutable

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8/30/2013 at 1:06pm
U.S. declassified report on Syrian use of chemical weapons. (Embedded at bottom of post.) A large body of independent sources indicates that a chemical weapons attack took place in the Damascus suburbs on August 21. In addition to U.S. intelligence information, there are accounts from international and Syrian medical personnel; videos; witness…
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UK Court: Gov’t granted wider inspection of encrypted intelligence files seized from Glenn Greenwald partner

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

UK Court: Gov’t granted wider inspection of encrypted intelligence files seized from Glenn Greenwald partner

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8/30/2013 at 12:29pm
A British court has extended the powers for police to examine files seized from David Miranda, partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, after both sides came to an agreement on the matter. From The Guardian: The high court has granted the Metropolitan police extended powers to investigate whether crimes related to terrorism and…
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Deadly serious in Syria

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Deadly serious in Syria

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8/30/2013 at 10:02am
As critical as I have been and continue to be of Obama’s foreign policy, particularly in the Middle East, I have a great unease with the schadenfreude being experienced in many corners over the vote in the British House of Commons refusing to take the first step towards authorizing the British government…
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Anti-Israel Terror Trifecta falls on hard times

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 08/30/2013: When bad things happen to bad people

Anti-Israel Terror Trifecta falls on hard times

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8/30/2013 at 8:15am
The three terrorist groups Fatah, Hamas and Hezbollah have all fallen on hard times. Though their problems differ, none of them are ascendant now (or at least not in regards to Israel). To be sure, each still presents a challenge and a threat to Israel, but all three are the weakest…
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That’s so 2008

Posted by  ▪  August 30, 2013

That’s so 2008

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8/30/2013 at 7:00am
From Peter, a photo taken in Vineyard Haven, Mass. (on Martha’s Vineyard) on State Road just before Main St.: Now they expect him to save the planet! From Martha’s Vineyard in the afterglow aftermath of another Obama vacation. There were quite a few of these signs in the usual “old hippie” locations.  Hippie locations normally…
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The Syria decision: President Obamlet

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

The Syria decision: President Obamlet

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8/29/2013 at 6:45pm
On Syria, it seems Obama’s made up his mind about what to do but then again perhaps he’s not made up his mind at all. Maybe it’s all a clever strategic head-fake on Obama’s part. I doubt it, however; his slowness to come to a decision in military matters has become legendary. The…
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Syrian Electronic Army says it may retaliate if US strikes Syria

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

Syrian Electronic Army says it may retaliate if US strikes Syria

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8/29/2013 at 5:35pm
The Syrian Electronic Army, which has been grabbing headlines in recent days after its attack that disrupted the NY Times and Twitter, says it may retaliate using “methods of causing harm” for the US economy if the US strikes Syria. From ABC News: “When we hacked media we do not destroy the site…
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Citizens organizing fast food buycott to counter union strike

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

Citizens organizing fast food buycott to counter union strike

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8/29/2013 at 3:35pm
Fast food workers in dozens of cities will strike today in support of higher wages.  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been providing financial support and training to those organizing the activities. One of those target cities is here in San Diego. From UT San Diego: San Diego fast food workers will join…
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Snowden reportedly assumed digital identities of other NSA employees to access files

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

Snowden reportedly assumed digital identities of other NSA employees to access files

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8/29/2013 at 1:41pm
Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden was able to access some of the 20,000 documents he reportedly downloaded from the agency’s systems by assuming the digital identities of NSA officials with higher levels of clearance, according to intelligence sources with knowledge of the case. From NBC News: The NSA has as many as 40,000…
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Obama to Attack Syria

Branco Cartoon – Red Face

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Red Face

Obama to Attack Syria
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8/29/2013 at 11:43am
Note: You may reprint this cartoon provided you link back to this source.  To see more Legal Insurrection Branco cartoons, click here. Branco’s page is Cartoonist A.F.Branco 
 

British Parliament debate on Syria LIVE (Update – Cameron loses vote)

Posted by  ▪  August 29, 2013

British Parliament debate on Syria LIVE (Update – Cameron loses vote)

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8/29/2013 at 10:20am
The House of Commons is debating intervention in Syria right now. Watch LIVE Replay of full debate: Update 5:50 (h/t Drudge): UK Prime Minister Cameron loses Syria war vote: British Prime Minister David Cameron has lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes, a stunning defeat for a government which…
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