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"In a July 29, 2003, White House meeting that included Vice President Dick Cheney and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, CIA Director George Tenet went so far as to ask the White House, 'to cease stating that US Government practices were humane.' He was assured they would."
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"Before the caliphate, 'maybe 85 percent of the Sharia was absent from our lives,' Choudary told me. 'These laws are in abeyance until we have khilafa'—a caliphate—'and now we have one.' Without a caliphate, for example, individual vigilantes are not obliged to amputate the hands of thieves they catch in the act. But create a caliphate, and this law, along with a huge body of other jurisprudence, suddenly awakens. In theory, all Muslims are obliged to immigrate to the territory where the caliph is applying these laws."
 
Read this article...  (and, no, you do not have a choice, you must read it...)
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.
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But not all Jihadists believe that IS is the team deal 
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Just a reminder that the employment ratio is still worse than most of the past three decades. 
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The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent. That's why their decades-long strategy is to lie
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+Brad Dunagan which specific content in my post? I was active in the California GOP conventions from 1998 to about 2004, mostly as a volunteer for the Instant Runoff Voting initiatives.
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If I lived near Mahwah, New Jersey, and had a drone with a big mylar balloon.... cc +Corey Kosak 
Over the past few weeks, a new piece of equipment has been spotted hanging off the NYSE primary microwave tower. Here it is...
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I saw an article the other week talking about an air core transatlantic fiber cable for arbitrage deals. It would reduce the network latency from 50ms to about 35ms.
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Too bad that the way this always plays out over and over again is that the US and China and everyone else including organized crime all get the backdoors. Except this time, European countries are going to mop the floor with US and Chinese tech gear profits, if they play their cards right.
China wants tech companies to help it bypass encryption. But that’s not okay with the US, which wants the same thing.
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"He has said he saw civilians massacred in Buenos Aires. The report he filed at the time said nothing of the sort."
 
O'Reilly called it a "disturbance."
In the report he filed for CBS at the time, there's no reference to the atrocities he claims to have witnessed.
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+Mother Jones is da bomb!
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"lower- and sometimes middle-income wage workers often face additional workplace stresses that take a toll on their health — among them, lower pay, lack of paid sick leave, an inability to find full-time work, the need to work double shifts to make ends meet. Those challenges can lead to high levels of stress, exhaustion, cardiovascular disease, lower life expectancy and obesity, and the effects can easily trickle down to impact families and children."
“Income inequality” has already become a buzz phrase for the campaigns leading up to the 2016 elections. Likely candidates and pundits on both ends of the political spectrum have begun to talk about how fairness, social justice and — even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act — the ...
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How about "always face additional stress"?
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"top GOP strategists and candidates warn that the ruby red districts the party drew itself into are pushing House Republicans further to the right — narrowing the party’s appeal at a time when some GOP leaders say its future rests on the opposite happening. If you’re looking for a root cause of the recurring drama within the House Republican Conference — from the surprise meltdown on the farm bill to the looming showdown over immigration reform — the increasingly conservative makeup of those districts is a good place to start."
No one disputes Republicans used the once-a-decade redistricting process to lock in their House majority — almost certainly through 2014 and possibly until the next round of line-drawing in 2020. But the party could pay a steep price for that dominance. Some top GOP strategists and candidates warn that the ruby red districts the party drew itself...
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That article was written in 2013, it's much worse now. We may actually have a constitutional crisis if they can't do it through discharge petition.. Nothing is going to get the Tinfoil Hat caucus to budge. 
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"Google Inc. Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt spoke with White House officials, urging them not to go through with utility-like rules." -- http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-white-house-thwarted-fcc-chief-on-internet-rules-1423097522

Leading to this:
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Ah, just expanded the comment where +Zephyr López Cervilla explains the same thing.
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Does anyone remember the World Book Encyclopedia's Cyclo-Teacher Learning Aid? 
Does ALA just get their publicity ideas from the Advertising Slogan Generator? It's no wonder libraries suck at marketing, when ALA encourages marketing suckosity. Next year's official theme for National Library Week: Come together @ your library. Jessamyn has already made three wonderful ...
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This reminds me that my father wired together some kind of home made teaching apparatus to help me to learn my times table. I enjoyed using it and my competence increased, so I suppose it was worth it.
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The sudden influx of angry anti-net neutrality people who are coming out of the woodwork simply because their Rupert Murdoch- and would-be monopoly ISP-controlled masters have told them they need to be in order to be sufficiently anti-Obama is so sad, because it explains why reason can't just suddenly prevail. These people honestly have no idea why they have been directed to hold their new opinions. The ones who have decided to go with preventing monopoly power from manifesting is "stifling innovation" are the worst.
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+Buffy Lyon exactly! everything was and still is designed to work without QoS. Turning it on, even with the best intentions, causes problems on loaded nets. Near-monopolies turning it on to extract extra money from customers causes a superset of problems, including effective extortion. Turning it on to try to keep customers from competitors causes all those problems and is outright anticompetitive by definition.
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