Posts by Kemberlee Kaye  (Page 140)
 

Gloves off in final push for Scottish independence

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Posted by    Monday, September 15, 2014 at 5:30pm 9/15/2014 at 5:30pm

We’ve covered the recent push for Scottish independence here, here, and here. With the referendum vote coming up Thursday, the ‘No’ votes have abandoned polite dissuasion in favor of a more direct approach. The ‘Yes’ camp has also become a little less shy.

First, John Oliver. If you’re not familiar with the former...

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Join Monday’s Thunderclap to send get well wishes to Mandy Nagy

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Posted by    Sunday, September 14, 2014 at 2:38pm 9/14/2014 at 2:38pm

UPDATE: The final count is in, at the bottom of the post.

If you’ve been following, Mandy Nagy, our beloved editor was recently hospitalized following a stroke. Mandy is invaluable not only to Legal Insurrection, but to the movement.

Our good friends...

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Scottish Independence: What are they thinking?

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Posted by    Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 7:00am 9/13/2014 at 7:00am

On September 18, the Scots will vote on a referendum that could end their 300 year old (approximately) tie to England, well sort of. In the event Scotland goes independent, they’ll still consider the Queen head of state, much like the Australians and other former colonies. But what might an independent...

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Scottish Independence Referendum in a dead heat

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Posted by    Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 12:00pm 9/11/2014 at 12:00pm

Last month we started writing about the mounting support for Scottish independence. Depending on which poll you read and who you listen to, an independent Scotland is either imminent or a pipe dream.

Saturday, YouGov released a poll showing the pro-independence movement with a lead over the British loyalists. Although the “yes”...

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Then they came for the Roquefort

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:00am 9/9/2014 at 7:00am

Is there anything the government doesn’t ruin?

I had the pleasure of living in France for some time. While there, I gained an appreciation for their amazing array of cheeses. So vast is their cheese spread that Charles de Gaulle is famously quoted as saying, “Comment voulez-vous gouverner un pays qui a...

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UPDATED: Columbia student carries mattress around campus after rape claims denied

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Posted by    Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 8:00pm 9/6/2014 at 8:00pm

This is a thing that’s actually happening at Columbia University in New York City.

Rather than taking her allegations of rape to local law enforcement, Emma Sulkowicz has decided to carry around her mattress as long as her alleged rapist remains on campus. Sulkowicz didn’t report the rape immediately after it happened,...

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Rand Paul: ISIS hawk in isolationist body?

http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/09/03/rand-paul-isis-has-without-question-declared-war-against-us
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Posted by    Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:15am 9/5/2014 at 10:15am
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2014/09/03/rand-paul-isis-has-without-question-declared-war-against-us

Yesterday, we wrote about Senator Paul’s apparent departure from isolationism.  Last night, the Kentucky Senator chatted with Sean Hannity about his foreign policy stance:

“I’ve been trying to say that for...

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Rand Paul, war hawk ?

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 8:30pm 9/3/2014 at 8:30pm

Advocating for foreign intervention is not something you usually hear from libertarian poster children like Senator Paul. And yet, that seems to be what he’s preaching. From WaPo:

If I were president, I would call a joint session of Congress,” Paul told the AP. “I would lay out the reasoning of why...

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Is saying “Take back America!” racist when Biden says it?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 4:15pm 9/2/2014 at 4:15pm

In today’s heh-worthy news, Eric Holder and Joe Biden seem to be on opposite ends of the “what qualifies as racism” spectrum. Guy Benson tweeted the following mash-up that shows our esteemed attorney general explaining the following:

“Well it seems to me there’s a certain level of vehemence that’s directed towards the...

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7 Times the Public Received Bad News Without Social Media

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Posted by    Monday, September 1, 2014 at 3:43pm 9/1/2014 at 3:43pm

A few days ago, President Obama made what is probably one of his silliest remarks yet when he insinuated we’re only now realizing the world is a “messy” place because of the advent of social media.

Really? No one noticed the underbelly of humanity before Twitter? We beg to differ.

That time that jerk Aaron Burr...

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Islamists gone wild: Pool party at seized US Embassy Annex in Libya

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Posted by    Sunday, August 31, 2014 at 3:10pm 8/31/2014 at 3:10pm

At least they know how to have fun? According to the Washington Times:

Islamists who gained control of a U.S. Embassy residential compound in Libya last week posted a video online...

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L.A. Mayor to boost fast food automation (by raising minimum wage to $13.25)

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 4:30pm 8/28/2014 at 4:30pm

Earlier this month, we wrote about McDonald’s and what appears to be a technological experiment that would replace cashiers:

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...

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No, Social Media Does Not Stifle Debate

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Posted by    Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 8:40am 8/28/2014 at 8:40am

The New York Times published an article on Tuesday discussing the downside of social media and its alleged effect on silencing differing opinions in political debate.

Based entirely on a single issue study, the article concludes that social media squashes debate.

The Study

Pew Research Internet Project conducted the study which polled respondents on the Snowden-NSA issue.

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Is an Independent Scotland at hand?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 4:31pm 8/26/2014 at 4:31pm

Could Scotland once again be an independent nation? They will if the Scottish National Party has their way. Just a few years ago, Scottish independence was a long shot, now, the argument appears to be in a dead heat.

According to The Guardian:

Last October, the yes/no split was 37% to 63%, suggesting...

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What Happened to #BringBackOurGirls?

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Posted by    Monday, August 25, 2014 at 4:41pm 8/25/2014 at 4:41pm

A few months ago, social media was buzzing with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Meant to raise awareness of the tragic situation in Nigeria where over 200 young girls were kidnapped by an Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, #BringBackOurGirls garnered international attention. The New York Times reported in May:

That was April 15 in...

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Japanese Pizza Huts run by cats?

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Posted by    Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 8:07pm 8/23/2014 at 8:07pm

Wrapping up Saturday night on a lighter note, we present this amazing series of ads. Food Beast found this adorable alternative universe where the local Pizza Hut is run by cats.

From Food Beast:

Part of the brand’s newest video campaign, Pizza Cat! is a completely fictional Pizza Hut location “run” entirely by cats....

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Someone bombed Tripoli, but who?

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Posted by    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 2:26pm 8/19/2014 at 2:26pm

In today’s bizarre news, at least six are dead in an airstrike that took out a small arms depot and other targets. The problem is, no one really knows who is responsible.

The New York Times reports:

Unidentified warplanes on Monday bombed a small arms depot and other locations in the Libyan capital, Tripoli,...

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