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Shurat HaDin Facebook Experiment Video w border

Experiment shows Facebook quick to take down anti-Palestinian incitement, not so quick on anti-Israeli incitement

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Israel Law Center runs a test.

Experiment shows Facebook quick to take down anti-Palestinian incitement, not so quick on anti-Israeli incitement

Shurat HaDin Facebook Experiment Video w border
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1/6/2016 at 9:00pm
Is Facebook more tolerant of anti-Israel incitement than it is of anti-Palestinian incitement? That’s something Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, sought to test. Shurat HaDin is a private Israeli law group that describes itself as follows: Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide. We are dedicated…
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Manmade Island to Be China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

China flexes its muscles on new 3,000 meter airstrip

Manmade Island to Be China’s Newest Aircraft Carrier

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1/6/2016 at 7:30pm
China performed a series of test flights for the first time Saturday on a newly constructed runway in the South China Sea. The 3,000 meter airstrip sits atop a Fiery Cross Reef, an artificial island constructed by the Chinese in the Spratly Islands region. The airstrip is long enough to accommodate a variety of aircraft including…
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William Porter Freddie Gray Defendant

Freddie Gray Trial: William Porter ordered to testify in trials of other officers

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Porter expected to seek injunction from Court of Special Appeals

Freddie Gray Trial: William Porter ordered to testify in trials of other officers

William Porter Freddie Gray Defendant
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1/6/2016 at 6:00pm
Numerous pre-trial rulings were made today by Judge Barry Williams, the trial judge overseeing the “Freddie Gray” trials in Baltimore. Most were unsurprising, but one in particular raised eyebrows: Judge Williams ordered that Officer William Porter, whose case just ended in a mistrial and who is scheduled to be retried in June,…
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Hillary Benghazi Testimony 10-22-2015 hand flip

Democrats on House Select Committee on Benghazi Struggle With Math

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Numbers are hard, apparently.

Democrats on House Select Committee on Benghazi Struggle With Math

Hillary Benghazi Testimony 10-22-2015 hand flip
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1/6/2016 at 4:45pm
Wednesday, Democrats on the House Select Committee on Benghazi hurled an already debunked accusation at Committee Republicans. They claim the contentious investigation into the terrorist attack on the U.S.’s Benghazi embassy in 2012 has gone on longer than the Congressional investigation into the 9/11 terrorist attacks of 2001. There’s one tiny little…
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Hillary Clinton Server Questions Town Hall Press Conf

Hillary Refuses to Explain Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Three times she was asked, three times she refused to answer

Hillary Refuses to Explain Difference Between a Democrat and a Socialist

Hillary Clinton Server Questions Town Hall Press Conf
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1/6/2016 at 3:00pm
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made life difficult for centrist Democrats. Sanders self-identifies as a Democratic Socialist; a label most Democrats avoid like the plague. During and interview airing Tuesday, Hardball’s Chris Matthews asked Hillary Clinton to explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. Not once, not twice,…
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Nork Nuke Test: Sizzle or Fizzle?

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

‘H-Bomb of Justice’

Nork Nuke Test: Sizzle or Fizzle?

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1/6/2016 at 1:30pm
Late Tuesday night North Korea claimed to have the ‘H-Bomb of Justice.’ Under tutelage of Dictator Junior, Kim Jong-un, North Korean state media made the following announcement: CNBC reported: North Korea claimed it detonated a hydrogen bomb in a test Wednesday, a move that was condemned by the U.S., Britain, Japan and even China….
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American Historical Association to Consider Anti-Israel Resolution

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Scholarly reputation at risk from yet another anti-Israel political maneuver.

American Historical Association to Consider Anti-Israel Resolution

American Historical Association Annual Meeting Logo 2016
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1/6/2016 at 11:30am
We wrote previously about the scheduled anti-Israel resolutions at the seasonal faculty association meetings in 2015-2016. We are now in the midst of this season, with the American Historical Association (AHA) annual meeting in Atlanta this week. Once again, we see an attempt to politicize a reputable scholarly organization by a small group of…
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Donald Trump in SC

British Parliament to Debate Banning Trump from UK

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

In response to petition

British Parliament to Debate Banning Trump from UK

Donald Trump in SC
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1/6/2016 at 10:00am
In the wake of Donald Trump’s call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S., the UK saw a huge response to a petition that calls for Trump to be banned from the UK.   While there is a petition against banning Trump, it has, so far, only 39,537…
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Gitmo Detainees

Obama Quietly Prepares to Transfer Prisoners From Gitmo

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

“Multiple bad guys and Al Qaeda followers.”

Obama Quietly Prepares to Transfer Prisoners From Gitmo

Gitmo Detainees
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1/6/2016 at 8:30am
While Obama cried for TV cameras yesterday, his administration was putting the finishing touches on a plan to transfer up to 17 prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. This has been in the works for a while. Catherine Herridge of FOX News reported Monday: Source: ‘Al Qaeda followers’ among 17 being transferred from Gitmo The group…
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Obama gun press conference

Obama’s Great for the Economy….of Gun Makers!

Posted by  ▪  January 6, 2016

Unexpectedly.

Obama’s Great for the Economy….of Gun Makers!

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1/6/2016 at 7:00am
As so many readers reviewed my review of The Big Short, which featured investments, I thought a good follow-up post would focus on the stock market. Obama’s “Theater of the Absurd” gun control press conference played well on Wall Street, as stocks of gun makers soared in trading yesterday. Smith and Wesson…
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Key part of Ted Cruz “Invasion” video isn’t what’s getting attention

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Dog whistle.

Key part of Ted Cruz “Invasion” video isn’t what’s getting attention

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-SC1uUiT9s&sns=tw
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1/5/2016 at 10:19pm
Ted Cruz’s video ad, Invasion, is getting a lot of attention for the scenes of suits running across the border. But it’s not the key moment in the video. That key moment comes when the screen splits to view Marco Rubio next to Cruz, with a cotton-mouth expression on his face as Cruz…
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Obamacare redux: repeal and replace

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Will the bill get to Obama’s desk?

Obamacare redux: repeal and replace

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1/5/2016 at 8:00pm
[UPDATE 1/6/2016: The answer to the question is yes, the bill will get to Obama’s desk. The measure passed.] Remember that slogan, “repeal and replace”? There have actually been quite a few bills passed in the House to repeal Obamacare during the last couple of years, whether you’ve noticed them…
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Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll)

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Tie-Breaker.

Runoff Election: Best A.F. Branco Cartoon 2015 (Reader Poll)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1-cvCK7mwk
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1/5/2016 at 6:30pm
This has never happened before. A tie vote in a reader poll. The vote was to pick the Best A.F. Branco Cartoon of 2015 based on ten I selected. After 693 votes were cast, two cartoons came in at 120 votes each. So we are going to have a runoff election. Here are the…
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Obama gun press conference

Obama’s Gun Control “Executive Order” is Political Theater of the Absurd

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

Won’t stop any crimes, may even make lawful purchase of some types of weapons easier.

Obama’s Gun Control “Executive Order” is Political Theater of the Absurd

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1/5/2016 at 4:45pm
Obama can once again lay credible claim to the title of “Best Gun Salesman Ever.” His recently announced policy changes on guns not only do nothing to discourage gun purchases, they if anything facilitate even greater volumes of gun sales, and in particular machine guns, suppressors, short-barreled rifles/shotguns, and other highly controlled “NFA”…
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Marco Rubio Iran Deal

Rubio Goes After President Obama’s Foreign Policy Flops

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

“He spies on Israel and cut a deal with Iran.”

Rubio Goes After President Obama’s Foreign Policy Flops

Marco Rubio Iran Deal
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1/5/2016 at 3:15pm
Senator Marco Rubio’s campaign has a new TV ad that challenges President Obama’s biggest foreign policy failures. In “Safe,” Sen. Rubio says: “Barack Obama released terrorists from Guantanamo, and now they’re planning to attack us. Instead of fighting to fund our troops, he fights to fund Planned Parenthood. He spies on Israel and…
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Mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne add fuel to migration hostility

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

“Arab or North African” appearance of organized groups stokes politics of migration and immigration.

Mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne add fuel to migration hostility

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1/5/2016 at 1:24pm
This story is the sum of the worst fears about the migrant crisis, and is sure to reverberate widely as more European countries seek to impose border controls. Germany’s Deutsche Welle reports, String of New Year’s Eve sexual assaults outrages Cologne: Police in the western German city of Cologne responded on Monday to…
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LI #09 The Big Short

A Big Thumbs Up for The Big Short!

Posted by  ▪  January 5, 2016

We review

A Big Thumbs Up for The Big Short!

LI #09 The Big Short
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1/5/2016 at 12:00pm
Turns out that the must-see movie of 2015 wasn’t Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but The Big Short! The movie focuses on four finance professionals and 2 amateurs who predict the housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s, and use arcane rules and special deals to punish the big banks for their…
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