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Saturday Night Card Game (Masters of the English language)

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Saturday Night Card Game (Masters of the English language)

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4/20/2013 at 6:00pm
This all is making my head hurt. A couple of weeks ago we lost Illegal Immigrants. Now we’re losing the Master Bedroom. Homebuilders scrap ‘master bedroom’ because of racist, gender-biased connotations: The “master suite” is being phased out — not from our homes, but from our lexicon. A survey of 10 major Washington, D.C.-area homebuilders found…
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Students react to Boston Marathon Bombing (Updates added)

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Students react to Boston Marathon Bombing (Updates added)

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4/20/2013 at 4:05pm
From College Insurrection: MIT community recalls officer Sean Collier, shot by Boston bombing suspect Emerson College Students United After Boston Marathon Bombing Missouri State Student: What We Know About Boston Springfield College Paper Recounts Horror of Boston Marathon Bombing The Northwestern Chronicle Reacts to the Boston Marathon Bombing Emory student decries liberal pundit’s racist statement about Boston…
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Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Phoned Uncle Hours Before His Death

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Phoned Uncle Hours Before His Death

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4/20/2013 at 12:47pm
A few hours before he would be shot and killed by law enforcement, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev called an uncle with whom he had not spoken in about two years.  During that call, he asked his uncle for forgiveness. From USA Today (via the Journal News in Westchester County, NY): “He…
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Cops may have played the media

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Cops may have played the media

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4/20/2013 at 11:00am
The NY Post and other media outlets are being raked over the coals for releasing a photo of alleged suspects which turned out to be wrong, as I discussed. It turns out the cops may have been playing the media deliberately to give the real suspects the impression that their identities were…
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Boston lock-down exposes gun culture divide

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Boston lock-down exposes gun culture divide

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4/20/2013 at 9:30am
Most Americans believe that having a gun in the home makes you safer: A Washington Post-ABC News poll — not a Rasmussen or some Rove outfit, but the Post and an alphabet network — finds that by a wide margin, more Americans believe that having a gun in the home makes it…
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Add Boston Marathon Bombing to pile of Failed Eliminationist Narratives

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Add Boston Marathon Bombing to pile of Failed Eliminationist Narratives

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4/20/2013 at 8:00am
It started with Bill Sparkman, the part-time Census worker who went missing and then was found dead, setting off an avalanche of mainstream media and left-blogosphere accusations that he was the victim of anti-government “right-wing” hate.  It turned out that Sparkman killed himself, but there were few if any apologies coming. The…
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Coexist, “reportedly”

Posted by  ▪  April 20, 2013

Coexist, “reportedly”

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4/20/2013 at 7:00am
Many people sent me links to this image. I don’t know if it’s real, or was obtained from Reddit, 4Chan, or CNN. But it’s too good not to print, with all the caveats, “reportedly.” Picture of the century: highjacked car had “COEXIST” bumper sticker twitter.com/chelseagrunwal…— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 19, 2013
 

Reports — Second Suspect “Down” (UPDATE – in custody)

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Reports — Second Suspect “Down” (UPDATE – in custody)

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4/19/2013 at 7:11pm
UPDATE — Suspect in custody. Ace has the photo of the take down. Suspect in custody. Officers sweeping the area. Stand by for further info.— Boston Police Dept. (@Boston_Police) April 20, 2013 “We got him” #oneboston twitter.com/mayortommenino…— Mayor Tom Menino (@mayortommenino) April 20, 2013 ————————————————– Just breaking. Large volley of shots fired. Per CBS News quoting…
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Boston curfew lifted, mass transit reopened, suspect still on the run

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Boston curfew lifted, mass transit reopened, suspect still on the run

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4/19/2013 at 6:12pm
At a news conference at 6 p.m. the reopening of mass transit and the lift on the request for people to stay in their homes has been lifted. There will be increased police patrols. The suspect still is on the run.  No indication was given as to whether the police believe he has…
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Mideast Media Sampler – 04/19/2013 – #MiddleEast reacts to #BostonMarathon bombing

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Mideast Media Sampler – 04/19/2013 – #MiddleEast reacts to #BostonMarathon bombing

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4/19/2013 at 3:49pm
1) The Middle East and Boston What have been the reactions in the Middle East to the Boston Marathon? Jordanian Salafists, unsurprisingly, endorsed the terror. “American blood isn’t more precious than Muslim blood,” said Mohammad al-Chalabi, who was convicted in an al-Qaida-linked plot to attack U.S. and other Western diplomatic missions in Jordan in…
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Chilling history of #Gosnell and babies struggling to survive

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

On this day when we are focused on Boston, also remember Philadelphia

Chilling history of #Gosnell and babies struggling to survive

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4/19/2013 at 1:41pm
Chilling history from James Taranto, Back-Alley Abortion Never Ended: Back-alley abortion was indisputably a problem before Roe. Deep in the 281-page report that accompanied the 2011 indictments of Gosnell and his staff, the Philadelphia grand jury recounted an example from the city’s history. It was called the Mother’s Day Massacre … Nine of…
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Letter from the Family of Lu Lingzi

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Letter from the Family of Lu Lingzi

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4/19/2013 at 12:08pm
The family of Lu Lingzi, the Chinese graduate student killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, issued a statement Thursday, via BU Today: We are grieving and at a loss for words to describe the pain and sadness we are experiencing following the sudden passing of our dear daughter, Lingzi. She was the…
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Boston Marathon suspect manhunt underway – ongoing updates

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Boston Marathon suspect manhunt underway – ongoing updates

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4/19/2013 at 10:47am
UPDATE 1:30 pm EST: The Associated Press is reporting that the FBI is at the New Jersey home of the alleged Boston Marathon bomber’s sister.  Authorities say that she has been cooperative and that there are no reports that she was involved in any of the attacks. Speaking to reporters through the crack…
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Boston Marathon manhunt Live Feeds

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Boston Marathon manhunt Live Feeds

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4/19/2013 at 8:40am
I’m going to leave this as a stand alone post for you to follow updates as they happen in real time. MOVED TO NEWER POSTS
 

Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

Posted by  ▪  April 19, 2013

Shootout with Boston Marathon Suspects — One dead, one on loose — developing

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4/19/2013 at 5:01am
Listen to BOSTON POLICE SCANNER LIVE. Suspect #1 in black cap dead. Died in same hospital still caring for bombing victims. Suspects believed to be from abroad, foreign trained. “We believe this man to be a terrorist, someone who came here to kill people.” Tied to shooting of MIT campus policemen…
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Journalism sometimes means you are not the one to break the story

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Journalism sometimes means you are not the one to break the story

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4/18/2013 at 9:52pm
Ben Smith on the crowdsourcing photo analysis and media failures of the past few days: The media’s new and unfamiliar job is to provide a framework for understanding the wild, unvetted, and incredibly intoxicating information that its audience will inevitably see — not to ignore it. A Reddit post seen by millions without…
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Reuters publishes George Soros Obituary prematurely

Posted by  ▪  April 18, 2013

Reuters publishes George Soros Obituary prematurely

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4/18/2013 at 6:05pm
It’s still live on the internet. George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX Full Obituary available here.