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Anti-coal activist granted bail over hoax that sparked Whitehaven Coal share plunge

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Anti-coal activist granted bail over hoax that sparked Whitehaven Coal share plunge

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7/23/2013 at 12:30pm
An anti-coal activist was granted unconditional bail Monday after appearing before an Australian magistrate over his role in a hoax that caused a major coal company’s share price to briefly plummet. Jonathan Moylan, an activist with the environmental group Frontline Action on Coal, was charged by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission…
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How Europe came to view Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 7-22-2013

How Europe came to view Hezbollah as a Terrorist Organization

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7/23/2013 at 11:00am
Europe vs. Hezbollah Yesterday, the European Union’s foreign minsters voted unanimously to designate Hezbollah’s “military wing” a terrorist organization. This will give European nations the authority to disrupt the organization’s finances. The vote required unanimity and it was a long time in coming. Last August, an article written by Nicholas Kulish of the New…
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Sowell on justice, traditional and cosmic

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Sowell on justice, traditional and cosmic

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7/23/2013 at 9:30am
In the aftermath of the Zimmerman trial we see outrage and protest among those who think Zimmerman is guilty of something or other, even if the criminal justice system couldn’t quite put its finger on it. “He racially profiled Trayvon”—although there’s no evidence whatsoever of racial motivations in Zimmerman’s report of Martin’s…
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Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

Posted by  ▪  July 23, 2013

Stand Your Ground: The “New” Self-Defense Doctrine That’s 136 Years Young

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7/23/2013 at 8:00am
Much has been made lately of the self-defense legal doctrine of Stand-Your-Ground, mostly for political purposes unrelated to any actual legal application of the doctrine (for more on this, see here: Stand-Your-Ground: Gun Control Zombies Exploit Grieving Black Community). Stand Your Ground Does Not Make it Legal to Just Kill on a Whim Those…
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Problems Pile Up for San Diego Mayor Filner in Sex Scandal

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Problems Pile Up for San Diego Mayor Filner in Sex Scandal

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7/22/2013 at 8:00pm
There was a major development in San Diego today, as notorious civil rights lawyer Gloria Allred just finished a press conference with her client, a woman charging Mayor Bob Filner with sexual harassment: Irene McCormack Jackson, Mayor Bob Filner’s former communications director, has filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against the city of…
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This Night In Jerusalem

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

This Night In Jerusalem

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7/22/2013 at 6:30pm
Today, I had the great pleasure to meet three of the Israeli bloggers we link to and write about, on my road to Jerusalem. We took the ride from Tel Aviv to Petah Tikva, one of the earliest Jewish towns, where we met Anne from … (take a guess).  Anne lives on…
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Iran Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 7-22-2013

Iran Demands Justice for Trayvon Martin

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7/22/2013 at 5:00pm
1) The Executioners Demand Justice Perhaps one of the oddest stories appearing yesterday was Iran’s Mullahs Demand Justice for Trayvon. According to the semi-official Iranian website Press TV: “The acquittal of the murderer of the teenage African American once again clearly demonstrated the unwritten, but systematic racial discrimination against racial, religious and ethnic m…
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Zimmerman briefly emerges from hiding to help rescue family

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Zimmerman briefly emerges from hiding to help rescue family

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7/22/2013 at 3:30pm
ABC News reports that the first public sighting of Zimmerman since his acquittal occurred late last week while he was pulling a man from an overturned pickup truck on the side of the road. Zimmerman was one of two men who came to the aid of a family of four — two…
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Turkish Court Ruling Allows Gezi Park Demolition to Proceed

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Turkish Court Ruling Allows Gezi Park Demolition to Proceed

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7/22/2013 at 2:00pm
Demolition can move forward in Taksim Square’s Gezi Park in Istanbul, Turkey, according to an administrative court’s ruling. From Hurriyet Daily News: An Istanbul administrative court has unanimously overturned a lower court’s stay of order ruling on planned construction on Istanbul’s Gezi Park, allowing the demolition of the green space to resume ahead…
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Rolling Stone Cover

Branco Cartoon – 5 Copies For His Mother

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Branco Cartoon – 5 Copies For His Mother

Rolling Stone Cover
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7/22/2013 at 12:48pm
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Don’t let “Motor City Madness” make you forget about California’s bankrupt cities!

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Don’t let “Motor City Madness” make you forget about California’s bankrupt cities!

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7/22/2013 at 11:00am
Bryan Jacoutot ably explored the core reason for the Motor City’s recently fiscal crash: unfunded liablities. As a former citizen of the Detroit area, I simply shake my head, as the city’s race-based politics and poor business environment caused me to flee to the Golden State over 20 years ago. Subsequently, the…
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Detroit: all the way down the Telegraph Road

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Detroit: all the way down the Telegraph Road

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7/22/2013 at 9:30am
Detroit’s declaration of bankruptcy has been discussed in countless articles, both the how and the why of it. One thing nearly everyone agrees on is that it’s been a long time coming. Just how long? Well, if you’d like a musical interlude, just listen to this song “Telegraph Road” by Dire Staits…
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Thanks to EBT cards, American welfare transforms into international family stimulus plan

Posted by  ▪  July 22, 2013

Thanks to EBT cards, American welfare transforms into international family stimulus plan

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7/22/2013 at 8:00am
Many of us were appalled, if not surprised, that the Tsarnaev family (including the suspected Boston bombing brothers and their parents) benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance upon their arrival to this country. Now, it looks like welfare beneficiaries don’t even have to leave the mother country. Thanks to a…
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Gamer’s creative ‘resume’ should spark inspiration for job hunters

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2013

Gamer’s creative ‘resume’ should spark inspiration for job hunters

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7/21/2013 at 8:00pm
I was looking for a little lighter fare to close out a Sunday night, and this was one was sitting unread in my newsfeeds.  It made me smile.  I hope more like this 19 year old have as much passion as they try to navigate the difficult unemployment situation out there. From…
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Abbas Refers to Deadly Terrorist’s “Pure Soul”

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler 7-21-2013

Abbas Refers to Deadly Terrorist’s “Pure Soul”

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7/21/2013 at 6:30pm
No peace, No justice A decade ago Ahmed Jubarah walked out of jail a free man. Twenty eight years after he killed 13 people and wounded dozens more detonating an explosive laden refrigerator on a crowded Jerusalem street, Israel released Jubarah and others in order to restart peace talks with the Palest…
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Congressional Catch-22: Measuring the Success of Congress

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2013

Congressional Catch-22: Measuring the Success of Congress

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7/21/2013 at 5:00pm
When did we start measuring the “success” of Congress based on the number of laws it passes?  Seriously.  I’m asking: when?  I don’t really remember the moment or the year or even the decade, but at some point, Americans got into our heads that the only successful Congress was a “productive”…
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End of accounting tricks offers harsh realities for Detroit, others

Posted by  ▪  July 21, 2013

End of accounting tricks offers harsh realities for Detroit, others

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7/21/2013 at 3:30pm
Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing, the largest of any municipality in U.S. history, has drawn a lot of attention to the sustainability problem that has long been facing many state and local governments. While the bankruptcy has been attributed to a number of factors, the majority of the city’s $18.5 billion debt can…
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