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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Obama Endorses ‘Chicago Way’ of Voting—Making the Rules Up As You Go | National Review Online

But what Obama and his fellow Illinois Democrats love most is voting “the Chicago Way.” That involves bending every rule in the book, appointing compliant election judges, and looking the other way when some of Chicago s notorious voter fraud occurs behind the curtain.

via www.nationalreview.com

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Pastors Are Now Being Threatened With Jail Time Over Gay Marriage

So it’s official: a new religious orthodoxy is sweeping across the nation, imposed by government and backed by force. It’s a religious orthodoxy required by secular authorities for a secular purpose, but no matter. Heretics will be found out and forced to recant.

No one ever expects the Secular Inquisition.

via thefederalist.com

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Designer vaginas: Why young women are searching for porn star perfection - Telegraph

He feels that labiaplasty should be freely available on the NHS to those who suffer a loss to their quality of life, and are psychologically affected by the size of their labia. “Why should women feel victims of their own anatomy?” he says.

via www.telegraph.co.uk

I guess I'm not sure what normal is.

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Teen convicted as 'armed clowns' spread panic in French towns - Yahoo News

Whether brandishing a rubber chicken at a children's party or starring as the evil protagonist in a horror film, clowns have long had both the ability to entertain and terrify.

via news.yahoo.com

October 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

Yes, this is a tree full of penises and, no, it's not a joke | Metro News

But, what’s that unusual fruit?

Oh, ok, I’ve spoiled it with the headline.

Yes, it’s penises.

via metro.co.uk

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Obama giftwraps another sound bite for Republicans - The Washington Post

"The bottom line is, though, these are are all folks who vote with me; they have supported my agenda in Congress," Obama said.

He continued: "So this isn't about my feelings being hurt. These are folks who are strong allies and supporters of me. I tell them -- I said, you do what you need to do to win. I will be responsible for making sure that our voters turn out."

via www.washingtonpost.com

ok then.

October 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The CIA's Real Drone Queens | RealClearPolitics

When President Barack Obama went to the CIA’s headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to be briefed on drone operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, he was taken aback by the number of female spies directing the agency’s secret killing programme.

A week later, the CIA’s top expert on Pakistan was summoned to the Oval Office. She was strikingly attractive in her stiletto heels. “You don’t look like a Pakistan expert,” the president told her, breaking into a grin.

via www.realclearpolitics.com

October 21, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (2)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Dark Sites and the Bill of Rights

The Hernandez family appealed, and, this June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit handed down its decision in Hernandez v. United States. Building upon the Supreme Court's reasoning in Boumediene v. Bush, which held that foreign nationals detained at the Guantánamo Bay naval base are entitled, under the U.S. Constitution, to challenge the legality of their detention in U.S. courts, the 5th Circuit considered how far the Constitution might extend in this particular scenario. But this was no Boumediene.

via www.foreignpolicy.com

Interesting.

October 20, 2014 | Permalink | Comments (0)

The Coming Swarm: Robotics on the Battlefield | RealClearDefense

Uninhabited vehicles, like the Predator aircraft or the Packbot ground robot, have already proven invaluable in today’s conflicts. As uninhabited vehicles incorporate increasing automation and become true robotic systems, they will have tremendous value in future military operations.

via www.realcleardefense.com

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Why deflation is so scary - Yahoo Finance

Deflation was a concern back in 2010 and it’s a fresh worry now as oil prices plunge, the stock market wavers and consumers put spending plans on hold.

via finance.yahoo.com

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