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"Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest."
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The motto on the first American coins was "Liberty, Parent of Science & Industry”.
Reader Will called my attention to a new piece in CNN News describing the auction of the first U.S. one cent coin for a cool 1.2 million dollars. Now that's a pretty penny! It's the famous "Birch C...
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I knew it had to be something like this but I always wondered about the particulars.
 
How the Daily Show and the like find all those news clips.

They use SnapStream, a server that records TV in realtime, cross-correlates with public realtime transcriptions, and produce a searchable index of TV. So if a comedy show wants to do a segment on politicians misusing the word "literally," the writers do a SnapStream search on the word "literally," and they're off. 
When you’re watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, or Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, you often see these comedian
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Wow!  Glad SnapStream is still around.  Their "BeyondTV" application was the top dog back when I first got into PC-based PVR stuff years ago.
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Brilliant closer on +RealTime last night:
"The Economist last week drew the wrath of the liberal website Media Matters who said that their jalapeño flag cover was "the sort of stereotype that ignores Latinos as a multi-faceted community and relegates them to chili-pepper-consuming constituency." Hey, Media Matters, can I say one thing to you? Shut the fuck up. No Hispanic looked at this cover and said, "I've been wronged." They looked at it and said, 'Mmm, yum, jalapeños.'"
Full transcript: http://goo.gl/eW2NkN
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"You can tell that I have nothing to hide by the way I removed the hard drives from the servers and smashed them to bits with hammers.  Don't forget to vote for me."
Hillary Clinton turned over all work-related e-mails to the Republican chairman of a House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. This week John Kerry ordered an internal audit of State Department record keeping.
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Harvard Law School professor, lifelong feminist, and federal judge of 17 years Nancy Gertner writes on the terrible state of men being denied due process or substantive legal protections in college.
Can we reconcile the belated attention to rape on campus with due process?
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This is what rape looks like at Occidental College, and increasingly at colleges across America:
"the female student initiates the sexual contact, asks for a condom in writing, tells a friend she is going to have sex in writing, asks for a condom again when she gets to the room, tells friends she is 'fine' when she is having sex, willingly performs consensual oral sex, is interrupted by a roommate while having sexual intercourse and continues having intercourse, and then texts smiley faces to friends right after having sexual intercourse."
 
This former Occidental student is far from alone in facing a system stacked against those accused of sexual assault.
Last summer, FIRE reported on a stunning case in which Occidental College in California expelled a student—identifying himself only as “John Doe”—for an alleged sexual assault despite significant exculpatory evidence. Many factors contributed to the unfairness of John’s hearing, and Richard Dorment provides a thorough account of the case in an article for Esquire published Wednesday. It is an absolute must-read and highlights a number of problems...
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New from Google's department of Fucking Finally.
 
My Maps is now available on Android Google Maps.
Google Maps for Android and Google Maps for the iPhone may never have true feature parity. This is due in part to the limitations Apple puts in place on third-party application developers, but Goog...
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Didn't know that team had headcount. 
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You should add “Heretic: Why Islam Needs a Reformation Now” to your reading list.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero. Viewed from a certain level of abstraction, it is hard to imagine one person who fits the role on so many levels: She’s an escapee — literally — from an abusive patriarchy. She’s an African immigrant who made her own way in a Western country, the Netherlands, starting from...
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+Larry Fine destroying secular nationalism in MENA does not equal superhuman, but ok. Let's ignore Reagan's criminal war-mongering behaviour. He bragged about destroying liberation theology.

In any event, far be it from me to tell you who to support or not, but you're not making a very good case for being anti-war supporting figures like Hirsi, Maher, or Harris. You're looking more like the Dems. I'm anti-war except when the people I like support the culture of terrorism.
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Hillary Clinton is to mail server what Dick Cheney is to man-sized safe.
or if you prefer:
Hillary Clinton is to mail server what Richard Nixon is to a missing 8 minutes of audio tape.
Members of the US House of Representatives hoping to get a look at Hillary Clinton's personal email server just got a big disappointment. Clinton's attor
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This is not one of those ambiguous crimes.
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This story just keeps getting better and better.  The DEA's drug and prostitute orgies were in government buildings.
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Sounds like it could be an effective recruitment campaign.
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Here's the full story on Occidental.  The tl;dr summary is that you can now be expelled from college for nothing more than being male. 
A drunk freshman boy met a drunk freshman girl in this dorm at Occidental College. When their sexual encounter collided with a panicked and pressured academic bureaucracy, it quickly became a disaster.
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Larry, the story is terrible. And I'm glad John had a good lawyer. I wonder what Jane feels about this? And if this article changes her mind.

I sill feel your intro is misleading. But the real culprit here is clearly
A) the paid-for nature of the policies introduced to comply with Title IX.
B) the failure of real police departments to take sexual assault cases seriously exacerbated by the above.
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Signs you might be a terrorist, according to the TSA:
-Exaggerated yawning
-Arriving late for flight
-Strong body odor
Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for in airport travelers, according to a confidential document obtained exclusively by The Intercept.
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Did they simply pull the complaint list from Dragon*Con?  If not I am pretty sure I can keep the TSA busy simply by showing them the table top gaming room.
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