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Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts
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Appeals court to EPA: No you can't punish oil companies for not using biofuel not made yet
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/28/2013 11:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That is one agency that needs to be de-funded, and strangled with it's own entrails.
Posted by: newc || 01/28/2013 12:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Sounds like a code review I sat in on years ago. We're talking to HQ, which doesn't like the way we wrote the code. Our lead engineer says 'So, the problem is, our code doesn't conform to a nonexistent spec.' Complete silence from HQ for about 20 seconds.
Posted by: Raj || 01/28/2013 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  No, it's an agency that needs to have it's entire staff tried for treason as well as all the other crimes they've committed. They need to be held personally responsible.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 01/28/2013 12:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Raj that sounds like the story of my job for the last 4 months, except they want it delivered today. And as Dilbert put it: "I can fail at any speed you like."
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/28/2013 12:47 Comments || Top||

#5  So that's 2 good decisions handed down by this Court within the last week; first the NLRB recess appt and now this. I think I like these guys.
Posted by: USN,Ret. || 01/28/2013 22:38 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Brock's Glock
A staffer at left-wing Media Matters for America committed numerous felonies in the District of Columbia and around the country by carrying a firearm to defend the organization's founder, David Brock, The Daily Caller has learned.

According to a knowledgeable source, multiple firearms used to protect the Media Matters founder were purchased with Brock's blessing -- and apparently with the group's money.
Mr. Brock is a made, certified member of the nomenklatura. Nothing will come of this, just as nothing happened to David Gregory. You, dear reader, should not try this yourself.
TheDC has previously reported that Brock's one-time aide, Haydn Price-Morris, carried a concealed Glock handgun as he traveled with the liberal leader to public events in Washington, D.C.

But the extent of Brock's armed activities have been largely unknown until now, even among those closest to him. An array of current and former Media Matters sources, all with intimate knowledge about the inner workings of the organization, granted extensive interviews to TheDC.

Brock, whose struggles with mental health have seen him hospitalized in the past, became increasingly concerned by late 2010 that he was being targeted by right-wing assassins.

TheDC has learned that by that time, Brock had armed his assistant -- who had no permit to carry a concealed firearm -- with a Glock handgun.
Permits are for little people -- and especially, to be denied to little people...
According to an internal email exchange obtained by TheDC, the gun was purchased with cash in Maryland, likely to diminish the chances such a purchase would appear on the tax-exempt group's books.
If I were a Pub Senator I'd get this into the testimony on Diane Feinstein's bill. Members of the apparatchik class are buying illegal guns? Definitely want that in the Congressional Record...
Between Price-Morris' early 2009 arrival and late 2010 departure from Media Matters, he also acquired a shotgun for Brock's protection.
Posted by: Beavis || 01/28/2013 06:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems the rules don't apply to the ruling elite. Existing laws were violated by these people. Eff these hypocrites--all of them.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/28/2013 11:17 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure it was all about "hunting" for these people.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/28/2013 11:20 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Obama Vows 'Never Again' on Holocaust Memorial Day
Unless it involves Iran and the six million Jews of Israel. That will be be unavoidably regrettable, should it come to pass.
[An Nahar] U.S. President Barack Obama
The Cambridge police acted stupidly...
on Sunday vowed to prevent genocide, as the world marked Holocaust Remembrance Day on the anniversary of the 1945 liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp.

"We honor the memories of the six million Jews and millions of other innocent victims whose lives were tragically taken during the Holocaust over sixty years ago," Obama said in a statement.

But he said the anniversary is also a "time for action."

"We must commit ourselves to resisting hate and persecution in all its forms. The United States, along with the international community, resolves to stand in the way of any tyrant or dictator who commits crimes against humanity, and stay true to the principle of 'Never Again,'" Obama said.

"By remaining vigilant against those who seek to perpetrate violence and murder, we honor those we lost during one of the darkest periods in human history," he added.
Then his lips fell off.
Posted by: Fred || 01/28/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How about Next year in Jerusalem, instead.
Posted by: Chunky Thineng7052 || 01/28/2013 2:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Never again a shoddy job?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/28/2013 4:46 Comments || Top||

#3  How's that red line about using gas in Syria working out?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/28/2013 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  What about the Christians in Iraq?
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/28/2013 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  So who wrote that little statement for him?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/28/2013 11:33 Comments || Top||

#6  He says this just as he is sending F-16's to the Moslem Brotherhood.

You are nothing but a joke, POTUS.
Posted by: newc || 01/28/2013 12:22 Comments || Top||

#7  No - what he really wants to do is attack Americans and take their guns away
Posted by: Chief || 01/28/2013 20:24 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Government crony capitalism: It is now a crime to jailbreak your smartphone
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/28/2013 15:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If you can't unlock it then you can't remove the pre-installed apps that transmit your location etc. to whoever your service provider allows access. If it's turned on, they know where you are.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/28/2013 16:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't remove the battery in an iPhone.
Posted by: KBK || 01/28/2013 18:14 Comments || Top||

#3  To be fair, they're trying to enforce the contract under which you bought an expensive chunk of electronics for a small fraction of the retail price. I don't see that prison is appropriate unless you're making a business out of it, though. And the point of the article--that our laws are unjustly broad--is absolutely correct.
Posted by: James || 01/28/2013 22:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Another reason I don't have a "smart" phone.
Posted by: Barbara || 01/28/2013 23:18 Comments || Top||

Journalist Accosted by Security over Mayor Bloomberg Gun Control Question
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/28/2013 15:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  surely Bloomberg drinks sodas with over 16 oz. He's the poster boy for hypocrisy.
Posted by: Jack Salami || 01/28/2013 17:49 Comments || Top||

#2  The US, Western Lefties didn't care to move to the Commie Bloc during the Cold War or even after - now that the USSR had self-imploded, they clearly feel the need to force the Free World to self-implode like the We-love-the-USSR-as-long-as we-don't-have-to-live-there USSR out of feel-good, equalist "fairness" regardless of the merits.


Gott escape that wily dastardly intensive Earth, Planetary System-warming SUN that many GWCC Perts + Politicos claim is acting "normally"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 01/28/2013 19:31 Comments || Top||

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Mon 2013-01-28
  Timbuktu mayor: Mali rebels torched library of historic manuscripts
Sun 2013-01-27
  French and Malian troops begin restoring control in Timbuktu
Sat 2013-01-26
  Green-on-green clash in Khyber tribal region kills 32
Fri 2013-01-25
  AQAP #2 killed for the THIRD time in Yemen
Thu 2013-01-24
  US drone strike near Sanaa kills 7 hard boyz
Wed 2013-01-23
  Nuristan Airstrike Kills 14 Insurgents
Tue 2013-01-22
  French seize control of Diabaly, Douentza
Mon 2013-01-21
  Nigeria: Gunmen attack Kano emir's convoy
Sun 2013-01-20
  Algeria crisis: Hostage-takers 'taken alive' at gas plant
Sat 2013-01-19
  Boko Haram leader Shekau shot, escapes to Mali
Fri 2013-01-18
  1,400 French soldiers in Mali for ground assaults: minister
Thu 2013-01-17
  41 snatched by AQIM in Algeria gas plant attack
Wed 2013-01-16
  France deploys armoured vehicles towards northern Mali
Tue 2013-01-15
  Pakistan paralysed after court demands PM arrest
Mon 2013-01-14
  Famed Tunisia Mausoleum Torched by Salafists

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