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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Striking Move by Brooklyn Judge in Felony Drug Case: Probation, Not Prison - The New York Times

A federal judge in Brooklyn, in an extraordinary opinion that calls for courts to pay closer attention to the impact of felony convictions on people’s lives, sentenced a young woman in a drug case to probation rather than prison, saying on Wednesday that the collateral consequences she would face as a felon were punishment enough.

via www.nytimes.com

good

May 25, 2016 | Permalink | Comments (1)

Grizzly-polar bear hybrid is shot dead in Canada, raising new global warming fears

But its existence adds to suspicions that global warming is pushing grizzlies into polar bear territory, increasing the frequency of such couplings with potentially devastating consequences for the snow-dwelling species, according to Andrew Derocher, a professor of biological studies at the University of Alberta.

via www.telegraph.co.uk

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Woman busted with meth burritos at U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say | WPXI

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers hungry for a drug bust seized more than a pound of meth-stuffed burritos in Arizona on Friday. 

via www.wpxi.com

Probably the only burrito that wouldn't make me sleepy.

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Feds Order Colleges to Stop Checking Criminal/School Discipline History Because it Discriminates Against Minorities - Judicial Watch

The Obama administration has ordered the nation’s colleges and universities to stop asking applicants about criminal and school disciplinary history because it discriminates against minorities. Institutions are also being asked to offer those with criminal records special support services such as counseling, mentoring and legal aid once enrolled. The government’s official term for these perspective students is “justice-involved individuals” and the new directive aims to remove barriers to higher education for the overwhelmingly minority population that’s had encounters with the law or disciplinary issues through high school.

via www.judicialwatch.org

This seems unwise. It also seems hypocritical, given that the colleges and universities in question can label students as sexual criminals of various sorts on their educational records without giving students the benefits of due process.

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SIGNS IN THE HEAVENS: 11 Eclipses On Days Of Biblical Significance - UNSEALED - World News | Christian News | Prophecy Updates

Everyone talks about the four consecutive "blood moons," but they were part of a larger story: 11 eclipses falling on Jewish holy days.  Jesus said there would "be signs in the sun, moon, and stars" (Luke 21:25).

via www.unsealed.org

Insane, obviously, but still kinda cool.

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Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots' - BBC News

One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.

via www.bbc.com

We'll see more and more of this.

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Why Republicans Will Vote For Trump | Hoover Institution

Many conservatives tune out Trump’s adolescent solutions, but not necessarily the haywire issues he has raised. Most believe that he will back down from his original, headline-grabbing positions, and eventually offer more studied and reasonable solutions to an ignored problem that otherwise might not have been aired. And though the results may not be what his supporters have cheered on in rallies or what his critics have hoped for, they will, to many Republican voters, be preferable to President Obama’s current and Hillary Clinton’s future positions. Ignoring candidate Trump’s crude bombast for conservatives is analogous to liberals tuning out Obama’s campaign calls for supporters to take their knives to a gun fight or to get in their opponents’ faces, or his arrogant put-downs of lower middle-class Pennsylvanians or his flat-out prevarications about his relationship with mentor and personal pastor, the racist and anti-Semitic Rev. Jeremiah Wright. Trump’s memoirs are often vulgar; Obama’s largely fictional. Trump’s selfish womanizing was consensual; former President Bill Clinton’s often allegedly coerced.

via www.hoover.org

VDH.

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Video: Anti-Trump protesters riot in New Mexico « Hot Air

Violent riots broke out in the streets of Albuquerque outside a Donald Trump rally last night.

via hotair.com

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Electing Trump, One Riot at a Time | Power Line

Last night in Albuquerque, rioters attacked a Donald Trump rally. Several tried to disrupt the event and had to be removed from the crowd. Most remained outside, throwing rocks at the hall and burning objects at policemen.

via www.powerlineblog.com

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Glenn on moral state of 'Murica rat now

He's pretty much right on point.

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