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Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Russian fighter jet buzzes U.S. warship

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4/14/2014 at 5:54pm
Adding to tensions between the U.S. and Russia over the situation in Ukraine, a Russian fighter jet made numerous close-range passes near a US Navy ship in the western Black Sea over the weekend.  The action came as Ukraine is confronting continuing conflicts with pro-Russian separatists that have recently escalated. From Agence…
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Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Ran his activist law practice off-the-books, including large cash transactions.

Hamas’ attorney, Stanley Cohen, pleads guilty to tax offenses

http://nyti.ms/1pyS6Yh
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4/14/2014 at 3:50pm
Stanley Cohen is an activist lawyer most identified with Hamas and other anti-Israeli causes and groups. Late last month The Jewish Daily Forward had an extensive article about Cohen’s political journey to anti-Zionism, including representation of Hamas and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, who was convicted last month. It appears from the timing…
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Budget Defecit Projections CBO April 2014

Deficit bull trap

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Also claptrap

Deficit bull trap

Budget Defecit Projections CBO April 2014
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4/14/2014 at 2:35pm
Bull Trap definition and explanation from Investopedia: A false signal indicating that a declining trend in a stock or index has reversed and is heading upwards when, in fact, the security will continue to decline. A bull trap often causes some investors to buy the stock, but because the stock continues to decline…
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Branco Cartoon – Card Shark

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Branco Cartoon – Card Shark

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4/14/2014 at 12:30pm
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
 
Tax Prof Blog Rankings 12-31-2013 Top 15

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings

Tax Prof Blog Rankings 12-31-2013 Top 15
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4/14/2014 at 11:00am
TaxProf has released the rankings of blogs run by law professors, for the 12 months ending December 31, 2013. Go to Law Prof Blog Traffic Rankings for the full list, including percentage changes from the prior year.  The Top 15 are in the featured image. Plus College Insurrection comes in at #17:   The asterisks reflect that…
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The Overland Park murders, anti-Zionist conspiracy theories, and the blame game

Posted by  ▪  April 14, 2014

While Fraiser Glenn Cross Jr. alone was responsible for the shootings, the intersection between neo-Nazi and anti-Zionist conspiracy theories is worthy of examination.

The Overland Park murders, anti-Zionist conspiracy theories, and the blame game

http://youtu.be/Fq55zzkcDI4
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4/14/2014 at 9:40am
When Anders Behring Breivik shot and killed dozens of Norwegians in 2011, the media was quick to assign responsibility to authors Brevik had read, as reflected in Breivik’s diaries. The New York Times, for example, broadly laid blame at the doorstep of what it called “anti-Muslim thought in the U.S.”: The man accused…
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Fighting the anti-Israel boycott is an honor

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Opposing BDS is a satisfaction in itself.

Fighting the anti-Israel boycott is an honor

http://youtu.be/JN8DrP5iSJ8
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4/13/2014 at 7:33pm
As readers know, Legal Insurrection has devoted much of the past several months to fighting the academic boycott of Israel and Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement on campus. We have relatively few resources, and time. We do what we can do. We helped expose the American Studies Association for the hateful group…
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Ukraine launches ‘anti-terrorist operation’

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Ukraine launches ‘anti-terrorist operation’

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4/13/2014 at 6:11pm
Amid escalating tensions in eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian separatists have seized buildings over the weekend, Ukraine’s acting president said the government would deploy troops to launch a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation.” From Reuters: Ukraine has given pro-Russian separatists a Monday morning deadline to disarm or face a “full-scale anti-terrorist operation” by its armed forces,…
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https://twitter.com/bakagi/status/455434653541744640

Shootings at Jewish locations in Overland Park, KS

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Initial reports of man in custody shouting “Heil Hitler”

Shootings at Jewish locations in Overland Park, KS

https://twitter.com/bakagi/status/455434653541744640
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4/13/2014 at 3:57pm
When these types of shootings take place, initial news reports often are inaccurate, so caution is urged. Three dead, teenager critical after shootings at Jewish facilities – Los Angeles Times http://t.co/0wEmU5p20H— Google News Team (@GoogleNewsTeam) April 13, 2014 . Kansas City News41 identifies the following person as having been taken into custody, and…
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Iranian U.N. Rep denied visa — will it stick?

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

UN pick “not viable” because part group that took over American embassy in 1979.

Iranian U.N. Rep denied visa — will it stick?

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4/13/2014 at 12:30pm
Iran is sticking with its nomination of Hamid Aboutalebi to be its United Nations representative, despite opposition from both legislative and executive branches of the American government. Aboutalebi was a member of the Muslim Students Following the Imam’s Line, the group that seized the American embassy in Tehran in 1979 and held…
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Stand with Chloé Simone Valdary

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Stoking racial divisions is a key anti-Israel campus strategy, don’t let it win.

Stand with Chloé Simone Valdary

http://youtu.be/B084EmNeNDk
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4/13/2014 at 10:46am
We have featured Tulane University student Chloé Simone Valdary before. We highlighted a great video Valdary produced for a pro-Israel event to be held at Tulane. For that effort, Valdary was attacked by the usual suspects like Max Blumenthal, as being an Israel Lobby paid stooge. As Lori Lowenthal Marcus reports, the event Valdaray promoted…
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Ukraine: Battles with separatists escalate

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Ukraine: Battles with separatists escalate

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4/13/2014 at 9:14am
The crisis in Ukraine again further escalated this weekend after a group of armed men seized the police station and a security services headquarters in an eastern Ukrainian city. From Reuters: Armed men seized official buildings in a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and hoisted the Russian flag, deepening a stand-off with Moscow which,…
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Bumper Sticker - Charleston SC - Prius Repellent

Enemy of the State

Posted by  ▪  April 13, 2014

Enemy of the State

Bumper Sticker - Charleston SC - Prius Repellent
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4/13/2014 at 7:30am
From Andrew: This guy built himself a chimney exhaust to make the point. I took it in Charleston, South Carolina at some point the week of March 3rd.
 
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You say NCAA, she said NAACP

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2014

Saturday Night Card Game: Tomato, tomahto, let’s call the whole thing off

You say NCAA, she said NAACP

http://youtu.be/KcVYQsY_2KE
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4/12/2014 at 7:30pm
Oh, they thought they had Fox News right where they wanted it.  The proof they’d been waiting for that Fox News was racist. Heather Childers on Fox & Friends First mistakenly referred to U. Conn. as the NAACP champs rather than NCAA champs. There was pure joy in Mudville.  As of…
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Greta Van Susteren

Woman Loses Tax Refund Over 37 Year Old Debt to Social Security

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2014

Woman Loses Tax Refund Over 37 Year Old Debt to Social Security

Greta Van Susteren
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4/12/2014 at 5:30pm
The debt in question wasn’t incurred by the woman, it was another member of her family and it was the result of an overpayment. The blame lays with the Social Security administration. Marc Fisher of the Washington Post reported this week… Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts A few weeks…
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Krauthammer – Kathleen Sebelius Resigned Because She Was a Liability

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2014

Krauthammer – Kathleen Sebelius Resigned Because She Was a Liability

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4/12/2014 at 3:00pm
The sudden resignation of HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius came as a surprise to many considering that just last week she stated her intention to stay. The Huffington Post reported… On March 31, Sebelius joined HuffPost Live’s Alyona Minkovski to discuss the Affordable Care Act sign-up deadline. When asked if she would still…
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Vassar Quad

Anti-Israel “Climate of fear” at Vassar

Posted by  ▪  April 12, 2014

Clearly, something has gone very wrong at Vassar.

Anti-Israel “Climate of fear” at Vassar

Vassar Quad
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4/12/2014 at 1:34pm
Our post, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar, exhaustively detailed the fury directed by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine at two Vassar  professors teaching a class that involved travel to Israel and the West Bank.  That fury erupted in an Open Forum organized by the Vassar administration at which those professors…
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