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Monday, November 30, 2015

More charges expected in Wyandotte County case that officials call ‘one of the worst things’ they’ve seen | The Kansas City Star

Gorman declined to elaborate about the condition of the remains or comment on news reports that pigs had eaten the body, but Gorman said he asked the court to set bond at $10 million, the highest he has ever known in 34 years as a prosecutor.

via www.kansascity.com

Everybody in this case seems to have a goatee.

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Is Found Guilty on All Counts - The New York Times

The verdict was a quick and unceremonious end for Mr. Silver, who, during his more than two decades as speaker of the State Assembly, displayed a Teflon-like quality in deflecting questions about his outside income as well as calls for his ouster.

via www.nytimes.com

I wonder if he'll get jail time.

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The Irony Of Planned Parenthood Condemning Murder

Last Friday’s shooting near a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, once again ignited the flames of debate on both sides of the political aisle. This time, rather than open a candid and robust debate on abortion, as has often occurred this year, it sparked a figurative “he said/she said.”

via thefederalist.com

It's not popular to say, but of course the "toxic environment" created by the criticism of selling baby parts is partially a cause of this sad event. Somebody is doing something evil, nasty and commercial and various people criticize them for it, often harshly. Some kook picks up on this and decides to start shooting. Does this mean that people who do evil, nasty and commercial things should not be harshly criticized? I hope not. Is this what PP is asking for? Evidently. This is probably too subtle for public debate. But it seems to me the pro-life position should be, yes, it's very sad that people were killed by that nutjob. But we're still against your killing babies for their parts (which I take to be the respective positions -- that the parts would otherwise go to waste and we give researchers a great deal on the parts, and selling baby parts is just wrong, respectively).

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Suspected Burglar Stuck in Chimney Dies After Homeowner Starts Fire in Fireplace | Video | TheBlaze.com

Sheriff’s officials said they were shocked. “I’ve been a deputy for 17 years now and I’ve never seen anything like this,” Jake Jensen with the Fresno County Sheriffs Office told KSEE-TV.

via www.theblaze.com

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America's Christian Terrorism Problem Is Overhyped | National Review Online

The pro-life movement consists of millions of Americans who fiercely oppose abortion through peaceful speech and protest, and a tiny, evil minority of those who resort to violence. Though the abortion debate is a matter of life and death for hundreds of thousands of innocent children a year, since 9/11 exactly one abortion provider has been murdered, and two clinics have been bombed. That’s hardly a crime wave, and it’s hardly grounds for liberal commentators such as Patheos’s Dan Arel to declare “Christian terrorism is a bigger threat to U.S. freedom than Islamic terrorism.”

via www.nationalreview.com

Pretty obvious but necessary I guess.

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Joint Staff Warns Islamic State Terrorists Travel to Europe Unimpeded - Washington Free Beacon

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff warned in a recent intelligence briefing that Islamic State terrorists are entering Europe “mostly unimpeded,” according to defense officials.

via freebeacon.com

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Cruz: Most violent criminals are Democrats | TheHill

“There is a reason why for years the Democrats have been viewed as soft on crime,” Cruz continued. "They go in and appoint to the bench judges who release violent criminals.

“They go in and fight to give the right to vote to convicted felons,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate added. "Why?

“The Democrats know that convicted felons tend to vote Democrat. The media never reports on any of that. [It] doesn’t want to admit any of that.”

Cruz then argued that the mainstream media often tries linking violent crime with the GOP, even when such ties are nonexistent.

via thehill.com

Them's fightin' words.

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The letter of recommendation I’ll never forget - Salon.com

When I think about all those letters I’ve written, those “skimmed at best” missives, sitting in some stranger’s file somewhere, I do feel that twinge of thanklessness… but only a twinge. That time I spend teaching students may be fleeting and skimmable to everyone else… but to me, it’s real.

via www.salon.com

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Obamanet Goes to Court - WSJ

This week the federal appeals court in Washington considers the legality of the Obama administration’s decision to micromanage the Internet. Obamanet ended 20 glorious years of the Internet as a fount of permissionless innovation. Now judges will decide, in U.S. Telecom Association v. FCC, if anyone can ever again launch a website, app or new product without having to beg a bureaucrat.

via www.wsj.com

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Robert Lewis Dear is one of many religious extremists bred in North Carolina: Domestic terrorists threaten us more than Syrian refugees.

Our politicians say they’ll stop these killers. They talk about building walls and vetting refugees. If we were serious, we would do it. We would seal our borders against North Carolina.

via www.slate.com

We already have domestic terrorists. What we really need is more terrorists from abroad. Makes sense.

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