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Sometimes I feel like a Founding Fatherless child (Update: Fathered)

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Sometimes I feel like a Founding Fatherless child (Update: Fathered)

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6/13/2013 at 9:18pm
We’ve focused on the language wars many times before. But this time it’s different. Because it’s not a dispute over how to characterize the same set of facts — such as “illegal immigrant” versus “undocumented immigrant” — but a complete denial of the fact which heretofore has been trumpeted by Democrats and liberals…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Four Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Four Wrap-Up

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6/13/2013 at 7:47pm
Today the Court continued its preliminary questioning of prospective jurors, moving through 10 candidates by the end of the day.  As was the case yesterday, questions were limited to how much exposure the prospective juror had to the case through the media and other channels, as well as how that may…
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White House: Syrian chemical weapons red line crossed

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White House: Syrian chemical weapons red line crossed

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6/13/2013 at 5:49pm
Via The Wall Street Journal, Syrians Used Chemical Weapons Against Rebels: U.S. Officials The U.S. has concluded that forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have used chemical weapons in the country’s civil war with rebels, U.S. officials said, a determination that could lay the ground for a decision by the U.S….
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/13/2013 – Fiji bails out UN

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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/13/2013 – Fiji bails out UN

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6/13/2013 at 5:15pm
1) Fiji rescues UNDOF With the Syrian civil war moving closer to Israel, Austria has withdrawn its contingent of peacekeepers from the UNDOF. https://twitter.com/MediaBackspin/status/343639978338816001 Not to worry, Fiji is slated to pick up the slack. the military from the island country of Fiji who will replace the Austrian peacekeepers on the UN Disengagement Observer Force…
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What did I miss?

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

What did I miss?

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6/13/2013 at 3:58pm
I have been traveling since about 6 this morning. What did I miss? Do we have amnesty yet?  Has Snowden officially gone over to the other side yet?  Is IRS-gate still a “gate”? Patricia sent me this email: What do we have to do to … push you into the top slot? referring to TaxProf’s latest…
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Turkish PM Erdogan to Meet With Protestors’ Representatives

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

Turkish PM Erdogan to Meet With Protestors’ Representatives

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6/13/2013 at 2:22pm
Hours after saying the government has “arrived at the end of our patience,” Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan agreed Thursday afternoon to meet with a group opposed to redevelopment of the park that is at the center of protests that have rocked Turkey for two weeks. From Reuters: Erdogan has already discussed the…
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Protests Continue as Turkey’s Prime Minister Issues “Final Warning”

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Protests Continue as Turkey’s Prime Minister Issues “Final Warning”

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6/13/2013 at 12:29pm
Protests in Turkey continue this week, as pressure mounts from government for the protests to stop.  Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told party leaders Thursday, “We have arrived at the end of our patience.” From FOX News: Turkey’s prime minister issued a “final warning” to protesters on Thursday, demanding that they end their…
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Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 4 All-Day Coverage

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

Zimmerman Trial LIVE – Jury Selection Day 4 All-Day Coverage

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6/13/2013 at 9:07am
THE DAY 4 WRAP-UP POST CAN BE FOUND HERE. Today we will again be covering the Zimmerman Jury Selection Day Four live, all day, along with a separate end-of-day wrap-up post. To catch up on the lastest events in State of Florida v. Zimmerman, click here to take a look at last night’s wrap-up…
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After Sharing Hacking Claims with China, Will Edward Snowden Go Too Far?

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

After Sharing Hacking Claims with China, Will Edward Snowden Go Too Far?

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6/13/2013 at 9:01am
As the NSA story continues to grip the headlines, more facts are coming to light, both about the information that was leaked and about the leaker himself. Edward Snowden spoke to the South China Morning Post in an exclusive interview Wednesday, resulting in a series of articles that rolled out throughout the…
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Branco Cartoon – Don’t Be Evil

Posted by  ▪  June 13, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Don’t Be Evil

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6/13/2013 at 7:00am
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Zimmerman Prosp. Juror E7: “no conclusions,” but posted on pro-Trayvon, anti-Zimmerman site containing threat against Zimmerman

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Coffee Party Progressive Facebook page contained pro-Trayvon and anti-Zimmerman postings including one suggested threat against Zimmerman

Zimmerman Prosp. Juror E7: “no conclusions,” but posted on pro-Trayvon, anti-Zimmerman site containing threat against Zimmerman

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6/12/2013 at 9:13pm
There were some interesting, and sometimes shocking, revelations about a couple of today’s prospective jurors.  One was prospective juror E73, who stated that she doesn’t “own a gun, I can’t conceive of being armed, I can’t conceive of shooting someone.”  This might make here an awkward juror on a case that…
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Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Three Wrap-Up

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Zimmerman Jury Selection — Day Three Wrap-Up

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6/12/2013 at 7:25pm
FOR TODAY’S MOST SHOCKING PROSPECTIVE JURORS, SCROLL DOWN TO E73, R39 & E7, BELOW. Today the Court continued its preliminary questioning of prospective jurors, moving through 10 candidates by the end of the day.  As was the case yesterday, questions were limited to how much exposure the prospective juror had to the…
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In the mail: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough

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In the mail: James O’Keefe’s Breakthrough

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6/12/2013 at 5:49pm
I was pleased to receive a copy of James O’Keefe’s new book, Breakthrough — Our Guerilla War to Expose Fraud and Save Democracy. The book will formally be rolled out next week, but you can pre-order at Amazon. Leslie will be doing a full review of the book, hopefully by next week. The back…
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immigration cheat sheet

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

immigration cheat sheet

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6/12/2013 at 4:00pm
From Mickey Kaus: “Multiple triggers”/Legalization is immediate. DHS just  has to write border  “plan.”  The most any “triggers” can possibly do is delay green cards  and citizenship. “90 % effectiveness”/ If not reached, triggers only toothless commission. … Also: “90%  effectiveness”–as defined by DHS–is really more like 50%. “Pay back taxes”/ Only if already “assessed” by…
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Senate Hearing Live Coverage: Recent Leaks Likely Topic for NSA Director

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Senate Hearing Live Coverage: Recent Leaks Likely Topic for NSA Director

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6/12/2013 at 2:13pm
NSA chief Gen. Keith Alexander will testify today at a previously scheduled Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on enduring cybersecurity threats.  He is expected to face questions during the hearing concerning the recent leaks of details into the NSA’s phone surveillance activities. You can follow livestream video coverage beginning at 2pm EST; follow…
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NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks Exclusively to South China Morning Post

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

NSA Leaker Edward Snowden Speaks Exclusively to South China Morning Post

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6/12/2013 at 12:53pm
Edward Snowden, the former NSA contractor who leaked details about the National Security Agency’s surveillance program to the press, gave an exclusive interview Wednesday to the South China Morning Post. Through a series of articles that have been staggered throughout the day, Snowden tells the outlet that he intends to stay in…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/12/2013 – Richard Falk running the UNHRC Asylum

Posted by  ▪  June 12, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 06/12/2013 – Richard Falk running the UNHRC Asylum

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6/12/2013 at 10:30am
1) How can you tell the difference between a terrorist organization and a liberal democracy? The title is a trick question. In international fora, the terrorist organization gets a lot more respect. Last week the Ireland led the way to prevent the European Union from designating Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. Ireland is reportedly…
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