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Moving to final stages of Senate #amnesty push

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Update — is the fix in for passage?

Moving to final stages of Senate #amnesty push

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6/21/2013 at 10:23am
The next few days will be critical to the shape and passage of the Gang of 8 bill, with recent additions to border security being characterized as window dressing and unlikely ever to be implemented anyway. This all still skirts the key issue which no one among Republican supporters of the bill…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Update — Court rules on whether State can use terms like “profiling” “wannabe cop” “vigilante”

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Final pre-trial motions and proceedings

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6/21/2013 at 8:50am
Today there are several pretrial motions and proceedings scheduled. But the big event is the judge’s ruling on the Frye hearing as to whether the State’s audio experts will be allowed to testify as to the screams on a 911 Tape.  That ruling may be in a written order or given by…
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World Government Of the People’s Money, By the People’s Money, For the People’s Money

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

World Government Of the People’s Money, By the People’s Money, For the People’s Money

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6/21/2013 at 8:13am
G-8 Communique: We don’t want no John Galts At the recently concluded G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, the leaders of the world’s biggest powers couldn’t even come up with a statement openly condemning Syria or Hezbollah. “We very much share the view that it is important for us to build on the G-8…
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Adios Taxifornia

Posted by  ▪  June 21, 2013

Adios Taxifornia

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6/21/2013 at 7:00am
From Danelle: Last Person Leaving Taxifornia Please Turn Off The Lights It’s not a bumper sticker, but my sister in law sent this a few minutes ago. Her family is moving to Texas this week and leaving Taxifornia behind. Yes, they were on the way out of LA when they took that pic this…
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Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Zimmerman Trial Final Jury Wrap-Up: Insights on Trial Strategy

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6/20/2013 at 10:00pm
The final jury was selected the Zimmerman trial today, consisting of 6 women jurors and 4 alternate jurors.  For those following along with the juror ID numbers, the jurors selected are:  B29, B76, B37, B51, E6, E40. Tomorrow we will have an in-depth analysis for each of these selected jurors based on…
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Just what we need, a website to “out” ex-vegans

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Just what we need, a website to “out” ex-vegans

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6/20/2013 at 8:55pm
There are several analogies I can think of for this. But, I’ll let it speak for itself. https://twitter.com/divadoll123/status/346989969082023939 Vegan Sell-Out List If you’re no longer vegan, you’re going on the list. The spirits of the billions murdered have risen to deliver: The Vegan Sellout List – an online directory of those who have regressed from moral…
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Research 101 (Part 2): Customizing Your News

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Research 101 (Part 2): Customizing Your News

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6/20/2013 at 6:00pm
In my first installment of the Research 101 series, I covered the topic of Knowing Where to Start, and pointed readers to many of the helpful documents that I’ve already put together in the past on sources that are available to those interested in performing research. In this installment, we’ll focus on…
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Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years in Prison for Hacking and Fraud

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Gets Two Years in Prison for Hacking and Fraud

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6/20/2013 at 4:32pm
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced today to two years in prison on charges of hacking and fraud in a district court in Stockholm, Sweden. From USA Today: The Nacka District Court in Stockholm said 28-year-old Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, who is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright violation, was found…
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Zimmerman jury seated after Judge rejects State serial striking of white women

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Jury is all women, 5 Whites, 1 Hispanic

Zimmerman jury seated after Judge rejects State serial striking of white women

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6/20/2013 at 2:51pm
The attorneys in the Zimmerman case have selected the 6 jurors who will be on the case. Andrew Branca will have more analysis tonight in his wrap-up. The selection process included the state trying to keep as many white women as possible off the jury, which was rejected in part by the judge: You…
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Breaking — Senators unveil breakthrough border plan to give Republicans cover to vote for amnesty

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Breaking — Senators unveil breakthrough border plan to give Republicans cover to vote for amnesty

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6/20/2013 at 2:07pm
As we speak, a “breakthrough” agreement will be announced regarding border security.  More on that later It’s all a dance and ratifies a bad policy of rewarding law-breakers over law-abiders. Via Mark Kirkorian at NRO, ‘The Border Security Ruse’: The latest attempt at providing political cover for pusillanimous Republican senators to vote for amnesty comes…
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NY Times eliminating almost all its “blogs”

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

“… as we’ve matured, the sections themselves now act like blogs”

NY Times eliminating almost all its “blogs”

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6/20/2013 at 12:58pm
Are Blogs Outdated? As The Times continues to change – becoming more digital, becoming more global, looking for new ways to make money as print advertising declines – it frequently adds new features or puts more emphasis on established ones, like video…. I wrote a few months ago about one such decision I…
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Deja Tea Party all over again

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Deja Tea Party all over again

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6/20/2013 at 11:27am
We’ve been pushing back since the election against the meme that the Tea Party movement was dead. The movement is roaring back because the underlying conditions which gave rise to the movement have not changed.  If anything, the concerns over abuse of government power have been highlighted by the IRS scandal and…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 9 All-Day Coverage

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6/20/2013 at 9:00am
Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Trial Jury Selection live, all day. At day’s end I will post a separate wrap-up discussing what happened and implications for the case moving forward. Thanks for joining us! Check out our Day 8 end-of-day wrap-up  to see our wrap-up of the State’s voir dire…
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “Moderation” by Association

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/20/2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s “Moderation” by Association

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6/20/2013 at 8:45am
1) Asserting Moderation Having read many articles about Iran’s new President, Hassan Rouhani, I’m struck by how little evidence is presented that he is a moderate or reformer, even though those words are regularly used to describe him. He’s described as a reformer because he’s supported by previous presidents Khatami and Rafsanjani…
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Time for Republicans to debate the central immigration issues — legalization and citizenship

Posted by  ▪  June 20, 2013

Time for Republicans to debate the central immigration issues — legalization and citizenship

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6/20/2013 at 8:05am
From Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator, Heritage, Levin Call for Immigration Debate: Paul Ryan issued a challenge. The Heritage Foundation picked up the challenge. Mark Levin wants to see this debate as well. It’s time — past time — for a full and open discussion in the conservative family about immigration. To stop with…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Eight Wrap-Up

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6/19/2013 at 8:55pm
Today was the first day of general voir dire of the prospective jurors, now numbering 40.  (Click here for a compilation of our notes on all 40 prospective jurors.)  The prospective jurors were to be questioned en masse, which required some reorganization of the courtroom.  Interestingly, this re-arrangement had George Zimmerman…
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Michael Hastings and Wikileaks — Let the conspiracy theories begin

Posted by  ▪  June 19, 2013

Michael Hastings and Wikileaks — Let the conspiracy theories begin

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6/19/2013 at 7:43pm
I think we all know what Wikileaks is suggesting here. On the heels of Edward Snowden’s leaks that revealed information about the NSA’s domestic surveillance policies and sparked a “national conversation,” I’m sure that Wikileaks won’t be the only ones to make such speculations about this. https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/347475869629022208 For those who weren’t familiar with Michael…
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