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killer whale overcriminalization

Save the whales! (Just don’t feed them.)

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

If you feed them, you might get charged with a crime.

Save the whales! (Just don’t feed them.)

killer whale overcriminalization
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10/29/2014 at 9:37pm
Proponents of extensive government regulation over research and consumer industries tout their policies as protection against potentially dangerous or harmful behavior; we’ve previously covered silly regulations preventing consumers from engaging in a free economy, and described how these regulations do little to actually protect anyone from anything. The real problem with…
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Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Jeffrey Goldberg’s “chickenshit” administration source swings, misses

Barack’s Baseless Bibi-Basher

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10/29/2014 at 7:05pm
Yesterday Prof Jacobson rightly assessed Jeffrey Goldberg’s The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here as describing a crisis “in Obama-Israel relations.” Although the White House has offered a disavowal of the profane insult made by one of Goldberg’s sources, the full substance of his remarks needs to be rebutted. The offending…
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Cory Gardner ban condoms NARAL Colorado Senate

Republican Colorado Senate Candidate Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms? (No)

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Or at least that’s what the latest NARAL ad would have you believe

Republican Colorado Senate Candidate Cory Gardner wants to ban condoms? (No)

Cory Gardner ban condoms NARAL Colorado Senate
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10/29/2014 at 5:29pm
NARAL probably didn’t intend for their latest radio ad to be butt of every Conservative joke, but that’s exactly what happened. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL), issued a press release today announcing, “a new $450,000 ad campaign attacking Senate candidate Cory Gardner for his position against birth control. The…
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Walker addresses crowd

Wisconsin breaking for Walker? Marquette shows 50-43% lead

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Republicans are more motivated to vote, and that may be the difference.

Wisconsin breaking for Walker? Marquette shows 50-43% lead

Walker addresses crowd
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10/29/2014 at 2:28pm
The Marquette Law School final poll was just released, and it shows Scott Walker with a 50-43% lead among likely voters: A new Marquette Law School Poll finds Republican Gov. Scott Walker leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 percent to 43 percent among likely voters in the Wisconsin governor’s race. Another 3…
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SodaStream SuperBowl 2014 Scarlett Johansson

SodaStream relocating factory to southern Israel

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinians may be out of a job.

SodaStream relocating factory to southern Israel

SodaStream SuperBowl 2014 Scarlett Johansson
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10/29/2014 at 1:23pm
Someplace a BDS activist is celebrating that SodaStream is closing it’s factory near a West Bank settlement. And with it may go hundreds of jobs for Palestinians. Sodastream says it was a commercial decision, not because of the boycott which seeks to ban Sodastream from television and stores. But no matter, BDS will call…
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(Rasmea Odeh appearing before Judge Paul D. Borman)

Court rejects Rasmieh Odeh motion to postpone trial (#Justice4Rasmea)

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

And reiterates prior rulings that she cannot contest Israeli terrorism conviction as part of defense. Trial starts November 4.

Court rejects Rasmieh Odeh motion to postpone trial (#Justice4Rasmea)

(Rasmea Odeh appearing before Judge Paul D. Borman)
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10/29/2014 at 12:07pm
We reported on the case of convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmieh Odeh (aka Rasmea Yousef), who is charged with falsely filling out her naturalization application by failing to disclose her conviction in Israel in the late 1960s on terrorism charges in connection with a supermarket bombing. Odeh sought to contest that Israeli conviction…
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Obama 2008 Party

Millennials abandon Democratic sinking ship

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Harvard Survey shows shifting allegiance that should scare Democrats

Millennials abandon Democratic sinking ship

Obama 2008 Party
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10/29/2014 at 10:39am
Last year at this time we noted the Harvard Institute for polling showed a shift in Millennials’ allegiance, Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff: Havard’s Institute of Politics just released a devastating study showing a massive drop in support among Millennials for Obama and Obamacare. Bottom line is that…
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LI #18 Ebola Nurse

Nurse released from NJ to Maine rejects home quarantine

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

Kaci Hickox is going to do what she wants, health officials be damned.

Nurse released from NJ to Maine rejects home quarantine

LI #18 Ebola Nurse
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10/29/2014 at 8:00am
Kaci Hickox is back home in Maine. But she’s as defiant as ever: Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won’t follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight. “Going forward she does…
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Elizabeth Warren View

Jeanne Shaheen “out there working for the people of Vermont”

Posted by  ▪  October 29, 2014

An obvious gaffe by Elizabeth Warren that no one on The View, including Warren, blinked an eye at.

Jeanne Shaheen “out there working for the people of Vermont”

Elizabeth Warren View
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10/29/2014 at 7:00am
Elizabeth Warren appeared on The View on Tuesday and gave ringing endorsement to Jeanne Shaheen for working so hard for the people of… Vermont. From the Washington Free Beacon: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) gave an impassioned endorsement of senator Jeanne Shaheen (D., N.H.) on Tuesday’s The View. The only problem was that she…
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Want Cosmo Models? Head to North Carolina on Election Day.

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

It’s the sexiest Election Day celebration yet!

Want Cosmo Models? Head to North Carolina on Election Day.

cosmopolitan cover collage
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10/28/2014 at 8:45pm
Democrats have used a lot of gimmicks over the years to gain support and votes for their candidates, but their latest efforts to use sex to sell their decidedly unsexy candidates might just win the award for Most Ridiculous Millennial Outreach Gimmick of 2014. Students at North Carolina State University won…
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Senior Obama official: Bibi Netanyahu is “chickenshit”

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

The crisis is in Obama-Israel relations, not U.S.-Israel relations.

Senior Obama official: Bibi Netanyahu is “chickenshit”

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10/28/2014 at 6:13pm
Jeffrey Goldberg writing in The Atlantic, The Crisis in U.S.-Israel Relations Is Officially Here: The other day I was talking to a senior Obama administration official about the foreign leader who seems to frustrate the White House and the State Department the most. “The thing about Bibi is, he’s a chickenshit,” this official…
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Putin Nobel

Harassment and Honeypots: U.S. Embassy Feels Russian Aggression

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

Goodbye diplomacy, hello KGB 2.0.

Harassment and Honeypots: U.S. Embassy Feels Russian Aggression

Putin Nobel
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10/28/2014 at 5:00pm
Last year, U.S. Embassy officials in Russia made headlines after reports surfaced that Embassy worker Ryan Fogle had been publicly arrested and accused of espionage. Now, more U.S. officials are coming forward with reports that Russian operatives are using Cold War-era surveillance tactics to keep an eye on foreign diplomats. In…
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When “Raise the Wage” Backfired

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

Welcome to the rise of the machines.

When “Raise the Wage” Backfired

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10/28/2014 at 3:34pm
Rewind to a few months ago when we reported that McDonald’s appeared to be testing touchscreen ordering devices: McDonald’s employees who picketed for a better living wage (whatever that means) may come to regret that decision. According to a Redditor, a McDonald’s in Illinois replaced their cashiers with machines.  The machines appear to be the cousins of the…
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CNN Poll Oct 2014 Anger

Fear Stalks the Land

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

And Democrats running for office should be afraid, very afraid.

Fear Stalks the Land

CNN Poll Oct 2014 Anger
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10/28/2014 at 1:32pm
You don’t need polls to tell you that there is a fearful, ornery mood out there. But it is confirmed by the polls, and Democrats are the primary recipients of that anger. We wrote about this a week ago, Election 2014: America “completely out of control” and “women feel unsafe”. The mood does not…
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“Health and Safety Moms” Could Swing 2014 Elections

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

In fact, their impact may reach into 2016.

“Health and Safety Moms” Could Swing 2014 Elections

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10/28/2014 at 11:30am
I am going to go out on a limb and project that there are going to be historic election results on November 4th that would have been unimaginable until this August, when reports on Ebola coming to this country began filling the news. This has transformed the women that Democrats have historically…
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Michael Brown Autopsy Sketch Ferguson

“Anonymous” says there will be no #Ferguson indictment

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

Based on alleged inside sources, claims police, National Guard preparing for unrest, imposition of martial law

“Anonymous” says there will be no #Ferguson indictment

Michael Brown Autopsy Sketch Ferguson
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10/28/2014 at 10:05am
A group purporting to be part of “Anonymous” claims that it has insider information from two independent sources with knowledge of relevant secret internal police communications that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson will not be indicted in the killing of Michael Brown. It further reports that this non-indictment is to be made public…
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http://youtu.be/JDFrNQAjDYA

UC Berkeley students organize to block Bill Maher from speaking on campus

Posted by  ▪  October 28, 2014

All as predicted.

UC Berkeley students organize to block Bill Maher from speaking on campus

http://youtu.be/JDFrNQAjDYA
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10/28/2014 at 8:30am
Back in September, Prof. Jacobson asked How long before Bill Maher is banned on campus? It turns out the answer is… about a month. Greg Piper of the College Fix reported yesterday: UC-Berkeley students try to derail Bill Maher from speaking at graduation Comedian, pundit and HBO host Bill Maher is scheduled to speak at…
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