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Anonymous Leaks Not So Secret NSA Documents

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

Anonymous Leaks Not So Secret NSA Documents

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6/7/2013 at 12:07pm
In the wake of the recent realization that the National Security Agency is creeping on all of us, Anonymous is now touting a trove of documents that the hacker collective says is proof that the NSA is spying on citizens of over 35 different countries.  And it says “they” (presumably the…
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How the IRS scandal may damage PRISM and other anti-terror data mining

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

How the IRS scandal may damage PRISM and other anti-terror data mining

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6/7/2013 at 9:24am
That the government data mines isn’t news. That the government has the ability to use secret judicial processes to obtain emails and phone records isn’t news. The controversy over the latest revelations is a controversy about things which have been known — at least in part — for years and in some instances for…
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Do lesser

Posted by  ▪  June 7, 2013

Do lesser

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6/7/2013 at 7:00am
I don’t get the mentality of this bumper sticker, spotted in Rhode Island. I never measured success by how much work I could avoid doing.
 

Zimmerman case: Out of the Frye-ing pan, into the spectagraph

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

Zimmerman case: Out of the Frye-ing pan, into the spectagraph

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6/6/2013 at 10:40pm
The Zimmerman court is engaged in a pretrial Frye hearing that will decide, in part, whether the prosecution’s expert witnesses can testify about their analysis of an audio recording of the 911 call made by Witness #11, which ended up accidentally capturing the last moments of the Martin/Zimmerman confrontation.  The dominant…
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Did PRISM watch me create this blog post?

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

Did PRISM watch me create this blog post?

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6/6/2013 at 8:00pm
The latest revelation about how deeply the government can watch every one of us.  Allegedly.  Executives of companies involved say they know nothing about the program. But if they did know, could they tell? Or would they be under some sort of gag order similar to the Verizon metadata mining program? NSA taps…
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Two countries, two droughts, two outcomes — how Israel wins

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

Conquering Mother Nature, not each other.

Two countries, two droughts, two outcomes — how Israel wins

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6/6/2013 at 6:50pm
A study in contrasts. A parched Syria turned to war, scholar says, and Egypt may be next In 2007, after years of population growth and institutional economic stagnation, several dry years descended on Syria. Farmers began to leave their villages and head toward the capital. From 2007-2008, Sofer said, over 160 villages in…
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More evidence #StopRush has failed

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

More evidence #StopRush has failed

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6/6/2013 at 4:22pm
I have covered the #StopRush and various affiliated boycott campaigns against Rush Limbaugh organized and run by Media Matters as extensively as anyone: Media Matters astroturfed the Limbaugh secondary boycott Independent Rush boycott group coordinated with Media Matters Evidence of Media Matters coordination disappears from “independent” anti-Rush group website #StopRush turns on itself, devolves into name calling, accusations While…
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Chris Christie Senate Announcement Live (Update – NJ Atty Gen Jeff Chiesa, will not run in election)

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

Chris Christie Senate Announcement Live (Update – NJ Atty Gen Jeff Chiesa, will not run in election)

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6/6/2013 at 1:34pm
Chris Christie just announced that the NJ State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa will be appointed to the Senate pending the Special Election in October. Chiesa will not run in the primary or general election. Chiesa said in response to a question on immigration that need to secure borders, but otherwise “these issues are…
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“Truth comes out a little at a time”

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

“Truth comes out a little at a time”

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6/6/2013 at 1:13pm
From The Wall Street Journal, IRS Staff Cite Washington Link: Two Internal Revenue Service employees in the agency’s Cincinnati office told congressional investigators that IRS officials in Washington helped direct the probe of tea-party groups that began in 2010. Transcripts of the interviews, viewed Wednesday by The Wall Street Journal, appear to contradict…
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Protests Continue in Turkey as Dozens Arrested Over Social Media Postings

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Protests Continue in Turkey as Dozens Arrested Over Social Media Postings

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6/6/2013 at 11:00am
As Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan returns to his country from a visit to north Africa, protesters will continue to demand his apology for the police crackdown that has responded to the week’s raging protests. A police officer died Thursday after falling into an underpass while trying to break up a…
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WaPo reduced to asking readers to hit the Tip Jar

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

WaPo reduced to asking readers to hit the Tip Jar

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6/6/2013 at 9:25am
I haven’t read The Times of London since it erected its massive paywall. The Gannett local papers, such as the Ithaca Journal, allow a certain number of visits, but the pop-up warnings pretty much have me not visiting. I rarely visit The Providence Journal since it’s paywall went up, except to visit occasionally…
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GOP outrage over IRS targeting of Tea Party — genuine or kabuki theater?

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

GOP outrage over IRS targeting of Tea Party — genuine or kabuki theater?

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6/6/2013 at 8:25am
Following the unfolding scandal of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of the Tea Party, I keep the following thought in mind: Neither party in Congress can be relied upon to satisfactorily resolve this issue.  They created the IRS, fund the IRS, and oversee the IRS.  All of this abuse happened on their…
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Crisis IRS 590 LI

Branco Cartoon – Cruz Control

Posted by  ▪  June 6, 2013

Branco Cartoon – Cruz Control

Crisis IRS 590 LI
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6/6/2013 at 7:00am
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
 

Battered Obama Supporter Syndrome — The Phone Records Grabber Episode

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Battered Obama Supporter Syndrome — The Phone Records Grabber Episode

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6/5/2013 at 10:42pm
You know the story. The government is grabbing all your phone records.  In a previously secret order obtained by Obama: The National Security Agency is currently collecting the telephone records of millions of US customers of Verizon, one of America’s largest telecoms providers, under a top secret court order issued in April. The order, a…
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Wikileaker Bradley Manning’s Former Army Supervisors Testify on Day Three of Trial

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Wikileaker Bradley Manning’s Former Army Supervisors Testify on Day Three of Trial

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6/5/2013 at 9:30pm
Day three in the military trial of Bradley Manning continued today, with testimony from the accused Wikileaker’s former Army supervisor and an Army specialist who was Manning’s team leader at Forward Operating Base Hammer in Iraq. Some of the testimony focused on Private First Class Manning’s access to and knowledge of his…
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Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”

Posted by  ▪  June 5, 2013

Getting to Murder 2: Finding George Zimmerman’s “Depraved Mind”

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6/5/2013 at 7:45pm
Hey folks, As the Professor announced this past Sunday, I will be covering the Zimmerman trial (starting Monday, June 10) nearly-live right here on Legal Insurrection.  My commitment is to provide reality-based analysis, without the speculation, spin, and snark we’ve seen too much of already. In this first post I’d like to start…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/05/2013 – Erdogan’s straits

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Mideast Media Sampler – 06/05/2013 – Erdogan’s straits

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6/5/2013 at 5:45pm
1) Talkin’ Turkey Claire Berlinski provides the recent background for the foment going on in Turkey: Of late, almost every sector of the electorate has felt unease about one part or another of Erdoğan’s agenda. Restrictive new alcohol legislation, rammed through parliament, as usual, with contempt for the minority opposition, has prompted outrage;…
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