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Why would North Koreans expect American capitulation over a film?

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Banned: The Innocence of the Filmmakers

Why would North Koreans expect American capitulation over a film?

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12/19/2014 at 4:00pm
Remember the film Innocence of the Muslims? Protests throughout the Muslim world, particularly in the Arab world, about the film got a lot of coverage in North Korea. Or what passes for “a lot of coverage” in North Korea: The FBI says North Korea was behind the Sony hack, causing Hollywood capitulation and…
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There is no such thing as “rape-ish”

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Listen up, ladies.

There is no such thing as “rape-ish”

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12/19/2014 at 2:45pm
A story of rape is a story of power, degradation, and disrespect. It’s the kind of story that makes you want—no, need—to shower with a lye bar and Brillo pad after you’ve heard it. A story that ends with, “and it was pretty much rape” has the same effect on me, but…
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It’s official: FBI says North Korea behind Sony hack

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

Now what?

It’s official: FBI says North Korea behind Sony hack

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12/19/2014 at 12:05pm
The speculation as to who the U.S. government thinks was behind the Sony hack is over. The FBI now is on record blaming North Korea, via NBC News: The FBI on Friday formally accused the North Korean government of the hacking attack that led Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the movie “The Interview.” “North…
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New Trial for Man Who Video Recorded Own “Self-Defense” Shooting

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

New Trial for Man Who Video Recorded Own “Self-Defense” Shooting

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12/19/2014 at 11:48am
A Texas Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial for a Houston man, Raul Rodriguez, convicted in 2012 of murder for the shooting death of a neighbor, Kelly Danaher, in 2010, on the grounds of defective jury instructions on self-defense, according to reports by ABC news and other news agencies.  (A full-length…
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What Ever Happened to Bitcoin?

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

The crypto-currency is 2014’s worst performing investment, down over 57%

What Ever Happened to Bitcoin?

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12/19/2014 at 10:00am
In the race to the bottom, the Russian ruble has finally surpassed oil as a worse-performing asset. Over the year, the ruble has tumbled 46% while WTI, the price measure of North American oil, has fallen 42%. Most likely, each will end the year even lower. But the claimant to the title of…
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Obama got exactly what he wanted from faux Cuba negotiation

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

That is, if you consider his goals

Obama got exactly what he wanted from faux Cuba negotiation

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12/19/2014 at 8:30am
Marco Rubio, among others, believes that Obama is a bad negotiator, the worst since Carter: I don’t know what [Obama’s] intentions are. His foreign policy is at a minimum naive, and perhaps even truly counterproductive to the future of democracy in the region. Just last week we imposed sanctions on human rights violators…
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Dr. Vivek Murthy: Our New Anti-Gun Pro-Abortion Surgeon General

Posted by  ▪  December 19, 2014

“The Surgeon General is America’s doctor.”

Dr. Vivek Murthy: Our New Anti-Gun Pro-Abortion Surgeon General

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12/19/2014 at 7:00am
In the haze of the recent news about Cuba, you may not have heard that Dr. Vivek Murthy has been confirmed as the new Surgeon General of the United States. Tanya Somanader of the White House blog reported: The Nation’s Doctor: Dr. Vivek Murthy Is Confirmed as Surgeon General The Surgeon General is America’s…
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AACONS Interviews Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

AACONS sits down with Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard to discuss the news of the day.

AACONS Interviews Sharyl Attkisson and Edward Kleinbard

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12/18/2014 at 7:48pm
[WAJ NOTE: I have been interviewed on African American Conservatives Blog Talk Radio multiple times. AACONS has a weekly podcast with some very interesting guests. AACONS now is posting its weekly podcasts at Legal Insurrection.] Sharyl Attkisson is a journalist whose worked has earned her five Emmy Awards and an Edward R….
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Branco Cartoon – Abnormalization

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

Comrades

Branco Cartoon – Abnormalization

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12/18/2014 at 6:00pm
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 .
 

Boston Bombing Trial set to be a total circus

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

This is going to get messy

Boston Bombing Trial set to be a total circus

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12/18/2014 at 4:30pm
When Dzhokhar Tsarnaev helped plot the terror bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, he probably didn’t suspect he’d remain alive long enough to take advantage of the ensuing media tidal wave. Not so fast. Tsarnaev survived the bombing and ensuing chase, and is now on trial for murder in what…
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Texas Theater Cancels Plans to Show ‘Team America’ instead of ‘The Interview’

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

That time the terrorists won

Texas Theater Cancels Plans to Show ‘Team America’ instead of ‘The Interview’

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12/18/2014 at 2:50pm
Welcome to the United States of America where cyber terrorists pick what we get to watch while munching on over-priced, tepid pop corn. You’ve probably heard a bit about The Interview and how a cyber terrorist attack prompted Sony Pictures to cancel plans to release the film on December 25 as…
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Welcome to New York, where fake guns are…frowned upon

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

Never let a tragedy go to waste.

Welcome to New York, where fake guns are…frowned upon

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12/18/2014 at 1:30pm
The New York machine is responding to the tragic death of 12 year old Tamir Rice by reigniting its own war on realistic looking toy guns. Tamir Rice was killed in Cleveland last month after police officers mistook his pellet gun for a deadly weapon. According to New York law, it…
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Alison Lundergan Grimes now fighting Rand Paul

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

How bitter is Grimes? This bitter.

Alison Lundergan Grimes now fighting Rand Paul

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12/18/2014 at 11:35am
Alison Lundergan Grimes was to be the Wendy Davis of Kentucky. And you know what? It worked. She was crushed by Mitch McConnell. Now Grimes is lashing out, trying to prevent Rand Paul from being able to run for both President and Senate on the same ballot. From ABC11, Grimes pledges legal challenge if…
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What would The Washington Free Beacon do if MSNBC went out of business?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

Riding Al Sharpton and Company to the top as MSNBC sinks to the bottom.

What would The Washington Free Beacon do if MSNBC went out of business?

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12/18/2014 at 10:00am
The Washington Free Beacon’s videos mocking MSNBC are some of the best stuff on the internets. The Agony of Repeat: Al Sharpton Literally Repeats Obama Verbatim is beyond classic. The latest MSNBC highlight video, The Worst of MSNBC in 2014, is no exception:
 

Cuba template for Iran nukes: Overpay then pretend otherwise

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

The Deal with Cuba: NYTimes vs. WaPo Cage Match

Cuba template for Iran nukes: Overpay then pretend otherwise

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12/18/2014 at 8:30am
Dueling editorials in the leading liberal papers today take vastly different approaches to the Obama administration’s ransoming of Alan Gross from Cuba. On the one hand The New York Times hailed the move (and even featured the editorial translated into Spanish for those Cubans allowed to have internet access): The administration’s decision to…
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Did Obama’s new Cuba policy just launch Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign?

Posted by  ▪  December 18, 2014

“It puts a price on every American abroad.”

Did Obama’s new Cuba policy just launch Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign?

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12/18/2014 at 7:00am
As the son of parents who left Cuba for a better life in America, this is a subject Rubio cares about deeply. He’s also extremely well versed in the history of America’s relationship with Cuba as you’ll see in the videos below. Watching these videos, though, I can’t help wonder whether Obama’s new…
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NY to Ban Fracking: Turn out the Upstate Lights

Posted by  ▪  December 17, 2014

Upstate NY’s dim light bulb just went out.

NY to Ban Fracking: Turn out the Upstate Lights

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12/17/2014 at 9:00pm
It’s tough up here in NY’s flyover country, that enormous expanse that starts in the Catskill mountains north of New York City, and runs north towards the Adirondack Mountains through the State Government City (Albany), westward for hundreds of miles along the “Southern Tier” past Elmira and Corning, then up to…
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